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Makara, Michael
Makara Mike

Professor of Political Science
Office: Wood 204-A
Phone: (660) 543-8321

Dr. Michael Makara is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and his B.A. from Virginia Tech. Professor Makara's research focuses on politics in authoritarian regimes and civil-military relations, with a regional focus on the Middle East. He is currently working on two projects. The first studies the relationship between political instability and legislative development in Jordan. In doing so, it explores the role that seemingly democrative political institutions play in non-democratic contexts. The second explains why militaries across the Middle East reacted so differently to the Arab Spring protests, focusing specifically on Egypt, Syria, and Yemen. Professor Makara lived in Jordan for two years as a research fellow with both Fulbright and the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR).

UCM Courses:
POLS 1510 American Government
POLS 2520: Comparative Government and Politics
POLS 2530: World Politics
POLS 3560: Research Methods
POLS 4521: Culture and Politics of the Middle East

Form more information about Dr. Michael Makara, check out his complete curriculum vitae.