Clark Gibson

Clark Gibson is a Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University. He studies the politics of democracy and development, especially topics concerning foreign aid, elections, political accountability, political institutions, and the environment. He explores these issues in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, and the United States and has published his work in dozens of scholarly articles and chapters. Currently, he is working on multiple projects that assess the determinants of voting behavior in Africa by using original data from exit polls designed and implemented by the research team he founded at UC San Diego: The Project on African Political Economy (PAPE).
  • Environmental politics
  • Comparative politics

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