Mary E. Gallagher

Research Associate Professor, CPS
Director Academic Program, LSA II: Klrr Ctr Chinese Studi
Professor, LSA Political Science
Mary E. Gallagher


Mary Gallagher's research areas are Chinese politics, comparative politics of transitional and developing states, and law and society. The underlying question that drives her research in all of these areas is whether the development of markets is linked to the sequential development of democratic politics and legal rationality. Dr. Gallagher is compelled by the relationships between capitalism, law and democracy. Her empirical research in China is used to explore these larger theoretical questions.