Frances McCall Rosenbluth is the Damon Wells Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at Yale University and a comparative political economist whose recent work focuses on Japan’s political economy; the political economy of gender; war and constitutions; and the politics of democratic accountability.  She is the author of Financial Politics in Contemporary Japan (Cornell 1989); Japan’s Political Marketplace (with Mark Ramseyer, Harvard 1993); The Politics of Oligarchy: Institutional Choice in Imperial Japan (Cambridge 1995); Women, Work, and Power (with Torben Iversen, Yale University Press 2010), Japan Transformed (with Michael Thies, Princeton University Press), Forged Through Fire: Military Conflict and the Democratic Bargain (with John Ferejohn, Norton 2016); and Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself (with Ian Shapiro, Yale 2018). She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1980 with highest distinction, received her M.I.A. from Columbia in 1983, and her Ph.D. from Columbia in 1988. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Social Science Research Council, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Abe Foundation, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Rosenbluth is the co-principal investigator of the Leitner Program on Effective Democratic Governance:

We regret to share the devastating news that Professor Rosenbluth passed away on Nov. 20, 2021. Read more