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Allen Hicken

Research Professor


Research Professor, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 2002 University of California San Diego (Political Science/International Relations and Pacific Studies)


Allen Hicken’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Allen Hicken’s Personal Website
Allen Hicken’s Google Scholar Profile



Professor Hicken studies political institutions and political economy in developing countries. His primary focus has been on political parties and party systems in developing democracies and their role in policymaking. His regional specialty is Southeast Asia where he has worked in Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia.


Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
7642 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045

Phone: 734–615–9105
Fax: 734–764–3522
Email: [email protected]

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Selected Publications

Please also see Allen Hicken’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Allen Hicken’s Google Scholar Profile.

Hicken, A., Building Party Systems in Developing Democracies. 2009, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hicken, A., Clientelism. Annual Review of Political Science. 14: 289-310. 2011.

Hicken, A. and J.W. Simmons, The Personal Vote and the Efficacy of Education Spending. American Journal of Political Science, 2008. 52(1): p. 109.

Hicken, A. and H. Stoll, Presidents and Parties: How Presidential Elections Shape Coordination in Legislative Elections. Comparative Political Studies 44 (7). 2011.

Hicken, A. and H. Stoll, Electoral Rules and the Size of the Prize: How Political Institutions Shape Presidential Party Systems. The Journal of politics, 2008. 70(04): p. 1109.