Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Strom's interests include political parties, coalition theory, European politics, and the institutions of parliamentary democracy. He is the author of Minority Government and Majority Rule; co-editor of Challenges to Political Parties, Policy, Office or Votes?, Coalition Governments in Western Europe, Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies, and the textbook Comparative Politics Today: A World View. Strom has published numerous articles in such scholarly journals as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the European Journal of Political Research. He has received the American Political Science Association's Franklin Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award for best conference paper (1983), the Gabriel Almond Award for best dissertation in Comparative Politics (1984), and UNESCO's Sixth Stein Rokkan Prize in Comparative Social Science Research (1994). He has also served on the National Science Foundation political science panel and on the editorial boards of a number of leading academic journals in the US and Europe. Strom was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester in 1988 and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace in 1994-95. In 2001, he was a Fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy. Between 2002 and 2004 he was Study Center Director of the University of California's Education Abroad Program in Scandinavia. Strom is a 2004-05 Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He is a Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Arts and Sciences and also a Fellow of the Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters.
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1984
Comparative Politics, Western Europe, Democratic Institutions