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Andrew C. Dawson

Associate Professor


   York Hall C126
   416-736-2100 x 88383

My primary research interests are political sociology, international development, violence, and comparative historical sociology. My current project analyzes on the impact of political culture on violence and the rule of law.

Economic Development
Law, Justice and Crime
Politics and Government
Social Development and Welfare

McGill University
McGill University; Postdoctoral Studies: Université de Montréal

Journal Articles

Dawson, Andrew (2016).  “Political Violence in Consolidated Democracies: The Development and Institutionalization of Partisan Violence in Late Colonial Jamaica (1938-1962).” Social Science History 40 (2): 185-218.

 Dawson, Andrew (2013). “The Social Determinants of the Rule of Law: A Comparison of Jamaica and Barbados.” World Development 45: 314-324.    
 Lange, Matthew and Andrew Dawson (2010). “Education and Ethnic Violence: A Cross-National Time-Series Analysis.” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 16 (2): 216-239.    
 Dawson, Andrew (2010). “State Capacity and the Political Economy of Child Mortality in Developing Countries Revisited: From Fiscal Sociology towards the Rule of Law.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 51 (6): 403-422.    
 Lange, Matthew and Andrew Dawson (2009). “Dividing and Ruling the World? A Statistical Test of the Effects of Colonialism on Postcolonial Civil Violence.” Social Forces 88 (2): 785-817.