Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Director, Islamic Studies Program
Professor, Department of Political Science
Ph.D. 1998 Harvard University
Pauline Jones Luong’s research contributes broadly to the study of institutional origin, change, and impact in a wide variety of settings: newly emergent states with multiple competing subnational identities, states transitioning from planned to market economies, states rich in natural resources, and states with predominantly Muslim populations. Her current work investigates the internationalization strategies of emerging country NOCs and explores the institutionalization of secularism and the social meaning and political impact of the “religious revival” in Central Asia and other parts of the Islamic world.
Selected publications. Please also see Pauline Jones Luong’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...
Jones Luong, P. and Erika Weinthal, Oil is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in the Soviet Successor States, Cambridge and NY: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Jones Luong, P., Contra Coercion: Russian Tax Reform, Exogenous Shocks and Negotiated Institutional Change, American Political Science Review 98, 1 (2004): 139-52.
Jones Luong, P. and Erika Weinthal, Rethinking the Resource Curse: Ownership Structure, Institutional Capacity, and Domestic Constraints, Annual Review of Political Science 9 (2006): 241-263.
Jones Luong, P., The Transformation of Central Asia: States and Societies from Soviet Rule to Independence, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.
Jones Luong, P., Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Power, Perceptions, and Pacts, Cambridge and NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002.