Ruth Collier

Ruth Berins Collier is Heller Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Her research has focused on regime change, popular participation, and state-labor relations and has included comparative analyses of Latin America, Africa, and Europe. She is the author of Regimes in Tropical Africa: Changing Forms of Supremacy, 1945-1975; Shaping the Political Arena: Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement, and Regime Dynamics; The Contradictory Alliance: State-Labor Relations and Regime Change in Mexico; and Paths Toward Democracy: The Working Class and Elites in Western Europe and South America; and Reorganizing Popular Politics: Participation and the New Interest Regime in Latin America. Most recently, she has written “The High-Tech Economy, Work, and Democracy 2.0: A Research Agenda,” IRLE Working Paper 114-15, University of California, Berkeley, 2015.

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