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Dr Federico FERRARA

BA University of Kansas (Political Science), PhD Harvard University (Political Science and Government)

Associate Professor and Associate Head; Staff Teaching and Learning Coordinator

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Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-Y7616
Phone: 3442-6306
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: fferrara@cityu.edu.hk
Personal CV: Personal CV
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Research Interests

  • Political Development
  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Thailand


  • Comparative politics
  • Methodology
  • Southeast Asian politics

Publications (Selected List)

  • Ferrara, Federico. 2015. The Political Development of Modern Thailand. Cambridge University Press.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2015. “Democracy in Thailand: Theory and Practice.” In William Case (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization. London: Routledge.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2014. “Unfinished Business: The Contagion of Conflict over a Century of Thai Political Development.” In Pavin Chachavalpongpun (ed.), ‘Good Coup’ Gone Bad: Thailand’s Political Developments since Thaksin’s Downfall. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2013. “The Resistible Rise of Thaksin Shinawatra: Crisis, Change and the Collapse of Thailand’s Democracy.” In N. Ganesan (ed.), Critical Conjunctures in Southeast Asian Politics. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2012. “The Legend of King Prajadhipok: Tall Tales and Stubborn Facts on the Seventh Reign in Siam.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 43: 4-31.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2012. “The Grand Bargain: Making ‘Reconciliation’ Mean Something.” In Aekapol Chongvilaivan, Pavin Chachavalpongpun, and Michael Montesano (eds.), Bangkok, May 2010: Perspectives on a Divided Thailand. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2011. “Thailand: Minimally Stable, Minimally Democratic.” International Political Science Review 32: 512-528.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2011. “Cleavages, Institutions, and the Number of Parties: A Study of Third Wave Democracies.” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 21: 1-27.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2011. Thailand Unhinged: The Death of Thai-Style Democracy. Singapore: Equinox.
  • Federico Federico, Erik S. Herron, and Misa Nishikawa. 2005. Mixed Electoral Systems. New York: Palgrave
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2006. “Two in One: Party Competition in the Italian Single Ballot Mixed System.” Electoral Studies 25: 329-350.
  • Ferrara, Federico and Erik S. Herron. 2005. “Going it Alone? Strategic Entry Under Mixed Electoral Rules.” American Journal of Political Science 49: 16-31.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2004. “Frogs, Mice and Mixed Electoral Institutions: Party Discipline in Italy’s XIV Chamber of Deputies.” Journal of Legislative Studies 10: 10-31.
  • Ferrara, Federico and J. Timo Weishaupt. 2004. “Get Your Act Together: Party Performance in European Parliament Elections.” European Union Politics 5: 283-306.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2004. “Electoral Coordination and the Strategic Desertion of Strong Parties in Compensatory Mixed Systems with Negative Vote Transfers.” Electoral Studies 23: 391-413.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2003. “Why Regimes Regimes Create Disorder: Hobbes’s Dilemma During a Rangoon Summer.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 47: 302-325.
  • Ferrara, Federico. 2003. “The Election of the Swedish Riksdag, September 2002.” Representation 39: 146-156.