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Adam Auerbach Assistant Professor School of International Service

Auerbach’s research and teaching interests include the political economy of development, urban politics, and local governance and representation, with a regional focus on South Asia and India in particular. His forthcoming book, Demanding Development: The Politics of Public Goods Provision in India's Urban Slums (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series), accounts for the variable success of India's slum residents in demanding and securing essential public services from the state. The project draws on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, archival research, and an original survey he designed and administered in two north Indian cities. His research has been supported by the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, and the National Science Foundation. He received the 2013 Best Fieldwork Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of APSA, the 2014 Best Dissertation Award from the Urban Politics Section of APSA, and the 2015 Gabriel A. Almond Award for best dissertation in comparative politics. Auerbach was named a 2019 Clarence Stone Scholar (an early career award) by the Urban and Local Politics Section of APSA. His work appears or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Contemporary South Asia, Journal of Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, and World Politics.
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