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Daniel Aldrich

Daniel P. Aldrich

Associate Professor of Political Science, University Scholar, Director of Asian Studies

Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Harvard University
M.A., University of California at Berkeley
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hokkaido International Foundation Japanese Language Program, Japan

Curriculum Vitae
Office Hours: By appointment
Office: BRNG 2234
Office Phone: (765) 494-4190
Office Fax: (765) 494-0833
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Comparative Politics
Public Policy/Public Administration


Courses Taught:

POL 120 - Introduction to Public Policy
POL 223 - Introduction to Environmental Politics
POL 491 - Senior Seminar (NIMBY) Politics
POL 495 - Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) Politics
POL 623 - Graduate Seminar on Comparative Environmental Politics

Spring 2015
No Classes

Fall 2014
POL 120 - Introduction to International Relations
POL 223H - Introduction to Environmental Policy, Honors

Spring 2014
POL 491 - Senior Seminar: NIMBY Politics

Professor Aldrich has focused on the ways in which state agencies interact with contentious civil society over the siting of controversial facilities such as nuclear power plants, airports, and dams. His current research investigates how neighborhoods and communities recover from disasters. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles along with research for general audiences. His research has been funded by grants from the Abe Foundation, IIE Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Harvard’s Center for European Studies. He has been a visiting scholar at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, the Institute for Social Science at Tokyo University, Harvard University, the Tata Institute for Social Science in Mumbai and the Institut d’etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). He has spent more than three years conducting fieldwork in Japan, India and France.

Selected Works of Professor Aldrich: