Dr.  William  A.  Clark 

Professor - Chair

PhD: University of South Carolina
Phone: 225-578-2549
Fax: 225-578-2540
E-mail: poclark@lsu.edu
Office: 240B1 Stubbs Hall


Curriculum Vitae

Area of Interest

Dr. Clark is a comparativist specializing in the politics and government of Russia and the former communist states of Eastern and Central Europe.

Awards & Honors

1995 Outstanding Non-tenured Faculty Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, LSU Chapter.

Selected Publications

Clark, William A. 2013. "Khrushchev's 'Second' First Secretaries." Kritika 14(2): 279-312.

Clark, William A., "The 2012 presidential election in Russia: Putin returns, Electoral Studies (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2013.01.003

Clark, William A. 2010. “Boxing Russia: Executive-Legislative Powers and the Categorization of Russia’s Regime Type.” Demokratizatsiya. 19 (1): 5-22.

Clark, William. 2009. "The Presidential Transition in Russia, March 2008." Electoral Studies28(2): 342-345.

Clark, William A., guest ed.2007.“Perspectives on Putin.” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 34 (1).

Clark, William A., and Natasha Bingham. 2007. “Really Existing Putinism.” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review 34 (1): 9-32 .

"Communist Devolution: The Electoral Decline of the KPRF," Problems of Communism (2006) 53: 15-25.

Crime and Punishment in Soviet Officialdom: Combating Corruption in the Political Elite, 1965-1990. 1993. (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe).

Soviet Regional Elite Mobility After Khrushchev. 1989. (New York: Praeger Publishers). 


2053-Introduction to Comparative Politics
4063-Comparative Political Institutions
4070-Russian Politics & Government
4072-Government & Politics of East Central Europe
7970-Seminar in Comparative Politics
7972-Comparative Politics Institutions
7973-Seminar in Comparative Political Institutions

Research Contracts/Grants

U.S. Embassy Politcy Specialist, Republic of Aremia, 2007.

Travel Grant, US Department of State and The International Research & Exchange Board (IREX), for research in Moscow, Russia, July-August 2002.

Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, August 2001.