Richard Deeg

Richard DeegProfessor
Dean- College of Liberal Arts
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1228 Anderson Hall
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Richard Deeg is Professor of Political Science and Dean for  the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. He received his BA degree from Macalester College and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, as well as the Social Science Research Centre, Berlin. From 2010 to 2015 he served as chair of the Department of Political Science at Temple. His responsibilities as Dean include faculty affairs, research promotion and strategic budget management. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including Fulbright and Jacob K. Javits Fellowships. He is a co-winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award (2003) presented by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha. From 2011 to 2014 he served as Treasurer and executive officer of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.  

His research focuses on German and European political economy, with a particular focus on the causes and mechanisms of change in financial market regulation and governance. He has published several authored and edited books, including Finance Capitalism Unveiled: Banks and the German Political Economy (University of Michigan, 1999) and numerous articles in political science, business and sociology journals, including Comparative Political Studies, Economy & Society, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of International Business Studies, Small Business Economics, Socio-Economic Review, and World Politics. He serves on the board of several scholarly journals, including International Studies Quarterly and Socio-Economic Review. His current research focuses on the politics of forming a banking union in the European Union.

Selected Publications

  • “The Limits of Liberalization? American Capitalism at the Crossroads.” Journal of European Public Policy (2012) 19(8): 1249-1268. [download]
  • “The Long-Term Trajectories of Institutional Change in European Capitalism.” (with Gregory Jackson) Journal of European Public Policy (2012) 19(8): 1109-1125. [download]
  • “The Rise of Internal Capitalist Diversity? Changing Patterns of Finance and Corporate Governance in Europe.”Economy and Society (2009) 38(4): 552-579. [download]
  • “The Political Economy of Global Finance Capital.” (with Mary O’Sullivan) World Politics (2009) 61: 731-763.[download]
  • “How Many Varieties of Capitalism? From Institutional Diversity to the Politics of Change.” (with Gregory Jackson)Review of International Political Economy (October 2008) 15(4): 679-708. [download]
  • “Comparing Capitalisms: The Implications of National Diversity for the Study of International Business.” (with Gregory Jackson) Journal of International Business Studies (June 2008) 39(4): 540-561. [download]
  • “Towards a More Dynamic Theory of Capitalist Variety.” (with Gregory Jackson) Socio-Economic Review (January 2007) 5(1): 149-179. [download]
  • “Complementarity and Institutional Change in Capitalist Systems.” Journal of European Public Policy (June 2007) 14(4): 612-631. [download]

Courses Taught

  • PS 1211 Foreign Governments and Politics
  • PS 2211 Contemporary Politics of Europe
  • PS 3296 Politics in Film and Literature
  • PS 3911 Politics of Modern Capitalism
  • PS 8202 Seminar in Comparative Politics: Western Europe



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