Stephen Wegren

Professor of Political Science & Director of International and Area Studies, SMU

(214) 768-2523

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Professor Wegren’s research focuses on the study of communist and post-communist system and on Russia. He is the author or co-author of 18 books and more than 140 articles and book chapters. His most recent books are Food Policy and Food Security in Russia: Putting Food on the Russian Table (2018); and Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain (2018). Professor Wegren holds a PhD from Columbia University.

Education and Honors

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University, 1990
  • M.Phil., Political Science, Columbia University, 1989
  • M.A., Political Science, Indiana University, 1982
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Oregon, 1979

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

Books and Monographs

  • Stephen K. Wegren, ed., Putin's Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain. 6th ed. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016. 363 pp.
  • Stephen K. Wegren, Rural Inequality in Divided Russia. New York and London: Routledge Publishers, 2014. 272 pp.

  • Stephen K. Wegren, Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. 340 pp.
  • Stephen K. Wegren, The Moral Economy Reconsidered: Russia’s Search for Agrarian Capitalism. New York and London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005. 278 pp.
  • Stephen K. Wegren, Russia’s Food Policies and Globalization. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005. 191 pp.
  • Stephen K. Wegren, The Land Question in Ukraine and Russia. Donald W. Treadgold Papers No. 35. Seattle: Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 2002. 78 pp.
  • Stephen K. Wegren, Agriculture and the State in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998. 294 pp. Winner of 1999 Hewett Award. Best book on political economy in Slavic Studies, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.