Professor Torun Dewan

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Professor of Political Science

Email: t.dewan@lse.ac.uk| 
Office: CON 6.07 Connaught House
Office Hours: Wednesdays 14:00-15:00 and Thursday 14:00-15:00 (latter is for Msc PSPE students only)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6406
Website: http://personal.lse.ac.uk/Dewanta/|

Biography


Torun Dewan is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Research Interests


Professor Dewan's main research is in political economy and in the formal analysis of parties and coalitions. His current research focuses on ministerial turnover and legislative and executive behaviour.

Teaching Responsibilities


  • EC540: Political Economy
  • GV225: Public Choice and Politics
  • GV264: Politics and Institutions in Europe
  • GV450: European Politics: Comparative Analysis
  • GV454: Parties, Elections and Governments
  • GV4C8: Game Theory for Political Science
  • GV4G8E: Public Policy in Practice Workshop

Publications


The elements of political persuasion: content, charisma and cue
Dewan, Torun, Humphreys, Macartan and Rubenson, Daniel (2014) The elements of political persuasion: content, charisma and cue. The Economic Journal, 124 (574). F257-F292. ISSN 0013-0133

Information aggregation and optimal structure of the executive
Dewan, Torun, Galeotti, Andrea, Ghiglino, Christian and Squintani, Francesco (2014) Information aggregation and optimal structure of the executive. American Journal of Political Science . n/a-n/a. ISSN 0092-5853 (In Press)

Accounting for ministers: scandal and survival in British government 1945–2007
Berlinski, Samuel, Dewan, Torun and Dowding, Keith (2012) Accounting for ministers: scandal and survival in British government 1945–2007. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521519724

Dynamic government performance: honeymoons and crises of confidence
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2012) Dynamic government performance: honeymoons and crises of confidence. American Political Science Review, 106 (01). pp. 123-145. ISSN 1537-5943

On the rhetorical strategies of leaders: speaking clearly, standing back, and stepping down
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2012) On the rhetorical strategies of leaders: speaking clearly, standing back, and stepping down. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 24 (4). pp. 431-460. ISSN 0951-6298

The political consequences of franchise extension: evidence from the Second Reform Act
Berlinski, Samuel and Dewan, Torun (2011) The political consequences of franchise extension: evidence from the Second Reform Act. Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 6 (3-4). pp. 329-376. ISSN 1554-0634

Fox’s delayed decision to jump reflects his ‘first offence’ status – and perhaps Cameron’s anxiety not to deplete the Cabinet’s ‘talent pool’
Dewan, Torun (2011) Fox’s delayed decision to jump reflects his ‘first offence’ status – and perhaps Cameron’s anxiety not to deplete the Cabinet’s ‘talent pool’. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Oct 2011) Blog Entry.

The three As of government formation: appointment, allocation, and assignment
Dewan, Torun and Hortala-Vallve, Rafael (2011) The three As of government formation: appointment, allocation, and assignment. American Journal of Political Science, 55 (3). pp. 610-627. ISSN 0092-5853

Political economy models of elections
Dewan, Torun and Shepsle, Kenneth A. (2011) Political economy models of elections. Annual Review of Political Science, 14 . pp. 311-330. ISSN 1094-2939

Strategic opposition and government cohesion in Westminster democracies
Dewan, Torun and Spirling, Arthur (2011) Strategic opposition and government cohesion in Westminster democracies. American Political Science Review, 105 (102). pp. 337-358. ISSN 1537-5943

The declining talent pool of government
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2010) The declining talent pool of government. American Journal of Political Science, 54 (2). pp. 267-286. ISSN 1540-5907

The impact of individual and collective performance on ministerial tenure
Berlinski, Samuel, Dewan, Torun and Dowding, Keith (2010) The impact of individual and collective performance on ministerial tenure. Journal of Politics, 72 . pp. 559-571. ISSN 0022-3816

The three A's of government formation: appointment, allocation, and assignment
Dewan, Torun and Hortala-Vallve, Rafael (2009) The three A's of government formation: appointment, allocation, and assignment. PSPE working papers, 07-2009. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

On the rhetorical strategies of leaders: speaking clearly, standing back, and stepping down
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2009) On the rhetorical strategies of leaders: speaking clearly, standing back, and stepping down. PSPE working papers, 06-2009. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Rational choice politics
Dowding, Keith, Dewan, Torun and Shepsle, Kenneth A., eds. (2009) Rational choice politics. Sage library of political science . Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9781412945028

Rational choice classics in political science
Dewan, Torun (2009) Rational choice classics in political science. In: Dowding, Keith, Dewan, Torun and Shepsle, Kenneth A., (eds.) Rational Choice Politics. Sage library of political science. Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9781412945028

Choosing, moving and resigning at Westminster, UK
Berlinski, Samuel, Dewan, Torun, Dowding, Keith and Subrahmanyam, Gita (2008) Choosing, moving and resigning at Westminster, UK. In: Dowding, Keith and Dumont, Patrick, (eds.) The Selection of Ministers in Europe: Hiring and Firing. Routledge advances in European politics. Routledge, Oxford, UK, pp. 58-78. ISBN 9780415430814

The qualities of leadership: direction, communication, and obfuscation
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2008) The qualities of leadership: direction, communication, and obfuscation. American Political Science Review, 102 (3). pp. 351-368. ISSN 1537-5943

Review article: recent economic perspectives on political economy, part II
Dewan, Torun and Shepsle, Kenneth A. (2008) Review article: recent economic perspectives on political economy, part II. British Journal of Political Science, 38 (3). pp. 543-564. ISSN 1469-2112

The declining talent pool of government
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2008) The declining talent pool of government. PSPE working papers, 03-2008. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Review article: recent economic perspectives on political economy, part I
Dewan, Torun and Shepsle, Kenneth A. (2008) Review article: recent economic perspectives on political economy, part I. British Journal of Political Science, 38 (2). pp. 363-382. ISSN 1469-2112

Leading the party: coordination, direction, and communication
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2007) Leading the party: coordination, direction, and communication. American Political Science Review, 101 (4). pp. 827-845. ISSN 1537-5943

The qualities of leadership: direction, communication, and obfuscation
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2007) The qualities of leadership: direction, communication, and obfuscation. PSPE working papers, 01-2008. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Individual and collective performance and the tenure of British ministers 1945-1997
Berlinski, Samuel, Dewan, Torun and Dowding, Keith (2007) Individual and collective performance and the tenure of British ministers 1945-1997. PEPP, 25. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Scandal, protection, and recovery in the cabinet
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2007) Scandal, protection, and recovery in the cabinet. American Political Science Review, 101 (1). pp. 63-77. ISSN 1537-5943

The qualities of leadership: direction, communication, and obfuscation
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2007) The qualities of leadership: direction, communication, and obfuscation. PEPP, 24. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Refugee protection and implicit burden-sharing
Thielemann, Eiko R. and Dewan, Torun (2007) Refugee protection and implicit burden-sharing. In: Guiraudon, Virginie and Lahav, Gallya, (eds.) Immigration Policy in Europe: the Politics of Control. West European politics. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415411509

The length of ministerial tenure in the United Kingdom, 1945-97
Berlinski, Samuel, Dewan, Torun and Dowding, Keith (2007) The length of ministerial tenure in the United Kingdom, 1945-97. British Journal of Political Science, 37 (4). pp. 765-766. ISSN 0007-1234

Leading the party: coordination, direction, and communication
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2006) Leading the party: coordination, direction, and communication. PEPP, 22. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Leading the party: coordination, direction, and communication
Dewan, Torun and Myatt, David P. (2006) Leading the party: coordination, direction, and communication. PSPE working papers, 07-2006. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

The myth of free-riding: Refugee protection and implicit burden-sharing
Dewan, Torun and Thielemann, Eiko R. (2006) The myth of free-riding: Refugee protection and implicit burden-sharing. West European Politics, 29 (2). pp. 351-369. ISSN 0140-2382

The length of ministerial tenure in the UK 1945-1997
Berlinski, Samuel, Dewan, Torun and Dowding, Keith (2005) The length of ministerial tenure in the UK 1945-1997. PEPP, 16. Suntory and Toyota international Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

The corrective effect of ministerial resignations on government popularity
Dewan, Torun and Dowding, Keith (2005) The corrective effect of ministerial resignations on government popularity. American Journal of Political Science, 49 (1). pp. 46-56. ISSN 0092-5853

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