Margaret Levi
Professor Emeritus
Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies

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Margaret Levi (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1974) is the Jere L. Bacharach Professor of International Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Washington. She is Director of the CHAOS (Comparative Historical Analysis of Organizations and States) Center and formerly the Harry Bridges Chair and Director, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Levi is the author of three solely authored books, Bureaucratic Insurgency: The Case of Police Unions (1977); Of Rule and Revenue (1988); and Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism (1997). She is the joint author of Analytic Narratives (1998); Cooperation Without Trust? (2005); and Democracy at Risk (2005). She is the co-editor of The Limits of Rationality (1979); Trust and Governance (1998); and Competition and Cooperation: Conversations with Nobelists about Economics and Political Science (1999). Her current research focuses on the bases for and effects of trustworthy and effective government. Concurrently, she is working on a range of issues having to do with labor unions and with global justice campaigns. Some of the work builds on the WTO History Project, which she co-directed. She also continues to write on issues concerning the analytic narrative approach to the study of complex historical and comparative processes.

Levi teaches courses in labor studies, political economy, and institutional analysis.