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Victor V. Magagna

Associate Professor of Political Science

Magagna's research examines the cultural foundations of politics in pre-modern and early modern societies as diverse as nineteenth century Spain, Tokugawa Japan, and Mayan civilization. He has published Communities of Grain: Rural Rebellion in Comparative Perspective, which finds the sources of peasant rebellion not in class conflict but in the structure of rural communities. Magagna is now completing two book manuscripts: Revaluing the Republic: the Social Radicalism of Democratic Politics in Comparative Perspective and a study of domestic politics in the ancient world.

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1985
Comparative Politics