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Dr. Andrew Buck

Office: LA3016
Phone: 461-5343
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Andrew Buck (BA Wisconsin, MA Cornell, PhD Columbia) has interests in social network analysis, political sociology and economic sociology. He has published articles exploring the relationship between social networks and politics based on an in-depth case study of elites in a Russian city. He also published research on enterprise restructuring in Russia that draws on ideas from economic sociology.

One of his current research projects compares letters to the editor from Soviet and post-Soviet newspapers to understand how democracy changes the way citizens publicly express their claims about politics. He published a paper on the language of clientelism that was based on letters to the editor from 1990s Russia.

Another project he is working on looks at the corporate networks and social origins of Britain’s top business leaders. He also collaborates on a project comparing democratic trajectories of countries from the former Soviet Union.