Jerry F. Hough

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Jerry Fincher Hough (born 1935[1]) is the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Hough has taught at Duke since 1973; he previously taught at the University of Toronto and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he has served as a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. Hough received his A.B., A.M. and PhD from Harvard University.

Hough's research has focused on domestic American politics, the Soviet Union, the democratization of Russia and American efforts at nation-building.


  1. ^ Bibliographic Guide to Soviet and East European Studies, Vol. 3 (G. K. Hall., 1991: ISBN 0-8161-7148-3), p. 328.


  • The Soviet Prefects: The Local Party Organs in Industrial Decision-Making, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • The Soviet Union and Social Science Theory, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1977.
  • with Merle Fainsod, How the Soviet Union is Governed, Harvard University Press, 1979.
  • Soviet Leadership in Transition, The Brookings Institution, 1980.
  • The Polish Crisis, The Brookings Institution, 1982.
  • The Struggle for Third World: Soviet Debates and American Options, The Brookings Institution, 1986.
  • Russia and the West: Gorbachev and the Politics of Reform, Simon and Schuster, 1988.
  • Opening Up the Soviet Economy, The Brookings Institution, 1989.
  • Russia and the West: Gorbachev and the Politics of Reform, second edition, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1990.
  • with Evelyn Davidheiser and Susan Goodrich Lehmann, The 1996 Russian Presidential Election, Washington, The Brookings Institution, 1996.
  • Democratization and Revolution in the USSR, 1985-1991, Washington, The Brookings Institution, 1997.
  • with Timothy Colton (eds), Growing Pains : The 1993 Russian duma Election, Washington, The Brookings Institution, 1998.
  • The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia, 1991-1998, Washington, The Brookings Institution, 2001.
  • Changing Party Coalitions: The Strange Red-Blue State Alignment, New York, Agathon, 2006.

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