Thomas F. Remington
Goodrich C. White Professor

Chair, Department of Political Science

Emory University
Department of Political Science
1555 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322

Telephone: 404.727.6566
Fax: 404.727.4586

Thomas F. Remington is Goodrich C. White Professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Emory University. He studies the development of political institutions in post-communist Russia. After earning his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1978, he joined the Emory faculty the same year, serving as the founding director of Emory's Program in Russian and East European Studies. Dr. Remington is author of numerous books and articles on Russian politics. He is currently working on two book projects, "Inequality and Democracy: The Politics of Income Formation in the Russian Regions," and "Time, Space and Rules: Lawmaking and Decreemaking in the Russian Federation, 1994-2004" (with Steven S. Smith and Moshe Haspel).  His previous books include The Russian Parliament: Institutional Evolution in a Transitional Regime, 1989-1999 (Yale University Press, 2001) and The Politics of Institutional Choice: Formation of the Russian State Duma (co-authored with Steven S. Smith) (Princeton University Press, 2001).  As an Advisor for Russia Workshops for the East-West Parliamentary Practice Project, based in Amsterdam, he has planned and directed a series of workshops for parliamentarians in Russia. From 1997 to 2002 Dr. Remington held the Claus M. Halle Distinguished Professorship for Global Learning at Emory. In 2007-2009, he was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and Senior Fellow of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard.

Research interests: democratization and governance

Human rights courses: POLS 336 – Politics in Russia: offered every two years, spring semester; POLS 490 – Democracy and the Market: offered every two years, fall semester.