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Leah E. Gilbert

Assistant Professor of Political Science

J.R. Howard Hall

Leah Gilbert is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Lewis & Clark College.  Her research and teaching interests include democratization, civil society, authoritar


Spring 2020

Morocco Study Abroad Program Leader


Leah Gilbert and Payam Mohseni, “NGO Laws After the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring:  Nondemocratic Regime Strategies in Eastern Europe and the Middle East” Mediterranean Politics, Forthcoming.

Leah Gilbert and Payam Mohseni. 2018. “Disabling Dissent:  The Colour Revolutions, Autocratic Linkages, and Civil Society Regulations in Hybrid Regimes.” Contemporary Politics 24, no. 4: 454-480.

Leah Gilbert. 2016. “Crowding Out Civil Society:  State Management of Social Organizations in Putin’s Russia.” Europe-Asia Studies 68, no. 9: 1553-1578.

Leah Gilbert and Payam Mohseni. 2011. “Beyond Authoritarianism:  The Conceptualization of Hybrid Regimes.” Studies in Comparative International Development 46, no 3: 270-297.

Leah Gilbert and Harley Balzer. 2012. “Civil Society in Russia” in Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society, edited by Graeme Gill and James Young, 464-374. New York: Routledge.

Leah Gilbert. 2010. “Civil Society and Social Capital in Russia” in International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, edited by Helmut K. Anheier and Stefan Toepler, New York: Springer.

Leah Gilbert. 2009. “The Dark Sides of Social Capital: Organized Crime in Russia” in The Paradox of Social Capital: Fueling Conflict and Building Peace through Trust and Networks, edited by Michaelene Cox. 57-74. New York: Routledge.  

Marc Morjé Howard and Leah Gilbert. 2008. “A Cross-National Comparison of the Internal Effects of Participation in Voluntary Organizations.” Political Studies 56, no. 1: 12-32 

Academic Credentials

PhD, Political Science, Georgetown University (2012)
BA, Political Science and German, St. Olaf College (2002)

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Leah E. Gilbert Assistant Professor of Political Science

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