Susan Scarrow

Susan Scarrow holds a John & Rebecca Moores University Professorship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. Her teaching and scholarship focus on representation and political participation in parliamentary democracies, including political party development, comparative political finance, and the spread of direct democracy. She co-leads the multi-national Political Party Database, an NSF-funded endeavor which currently encompasses over 240 parties and over 40 countries.  She co-edited Organizing Political Parties: Representation, Participation and Power, a book presenting the first analyses of this project (Oxford University Press 2017).

(Spring 2020)