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PIPPA NORRIS is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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PIPPA NORRIS is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard University. Her work compares democracy, elections and public opinion, political communications, and gender politics.  She has also served recently as Director of the Democratic Governance Group, United Nations Development Programme, in New York.

She has published almost forty books, including related volumes for Cambridge University Press: A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Postindustrial Societies (2000), Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty and the Internet Worldwide  (2001), Democratic Phoenix: Political Activism Worldwide (2002) and Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change Around the Globe (with Ronald Inglehart, 2003), Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political Behavior  (2004, Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (with Ronald Inglehart, 2004), Radical Right: Voters and Parties in the Electoral Marketplace (2005) and Driving Democratization: Do Power-Sharing Regimes Work? (2008)  Her latest book is  Cosmopolitan Communications: National Diversity in a Globalized World (with Ronald Inglehart,  CUP Fall 2009). She is currently working on a new book for Cambridge, Democratic Deficits: Rising Aspirations, Negative News or Failing Performance?.

Other authored or coauthored books include On Message (1999), Electoral Change Since 1945 (1997), Political Recruitment (1995), British By-elections (1990), Politics and Sexual Equality (1986). 

Edited books include Framing Terrorism (2003), Britain Votes 2005 (2005), Britain Votes 2001 (2001), Critical Citizens (1999), Critical Elections (1999), The Politics of News (1998, 2nd ed 2007), Elections and Voting Behaviour (1998), Britain Votes 1997 (1997), Women, Media and Politics (1997), Politics and the Press (1997), Passages to Power (1997), Comparing Democracies (1996, 2nd ed. 2002, 3rd ed. 2009), Women in Politics (1996), Different Voices, Different Lives (1994), Gender and Party Politics (1993), British Elections & Parties Yearbook (1991, 1992, 1993). Her latest edited book is Public Sentinel: The News Media in the Governance Agenda for the World Bank (2010)

Public service includes her work for the UNDP as well as her role as an expert consultant for many international bodies including the UN, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, International IDEA, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the UK Electoral Commission. Her work has been published in more than a dozen languages (French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian, Pashtu, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, and Japanese). Journals articles include those in the British Journal for Political Science, Political Studies, Political Communication, the European Journal of Political Research, the International Political Science Review, Electoral Studies and Legislative Studies, and she co-founded The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics.

Professional service includes being appointed to the Council of the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Executive of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Executive of the Political Science Association of the UK (PSA), and the Executive of the British Politics Group of APSA. She was President of the Women and Politics Research Group of APSA and Co-Founding Chair of the Elections, Parties, and Public Opinion Group (EPOP) of the PSA.

She has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of East Anglia, the University of Oslo, the University of Cape Town, Otago University, and the Australian National University. Prior to Harvard, she taught at Edinburgh University.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy from Warwick University, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE). She teaches DPI 403: Democratic Governance (MPA/ID), DPI413 Challenges of Democratization, and DPI415 Comparative Politics in Global Perspective at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has also taught Gov 20: Introduction to Comparative Politics in Harvard's Government Department.

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