Eric Davis

Rutgers University

Eric Davis is a professor of political science at Rutgers University. His interests include theories of political economy, state theory, political culture, theories of comparative politics, historical memory, and hegemony theory.

His research has involved the relationship between state power and historical memory in modern Iraq, the political economy of Egyptian industrialization as a case study of dependency theory, the impact of oil wealth on the state and culture in Arab oil-producing countries, the ideology and social bases of Islamic radical movements, and the comparison of Islamic and Jewish radical movements.

Featured Work

FEB 17, 2004 Article

Historical Memory and the Building of Democracy in Iraq

Report of an 2/17/04 "Beyond History and Memory" seminar, a series cosponsored by the Council's History and the Politics of Reconciliation Program and Columbia University.