Curriculum Vitae

Jerry F Hough

140 Science Drive, office 208
Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4347 (office)

PhDHarvard University1961
A.M.Harvard University1957
A.B.Harvard University1955
Areas of Research

American Political Development and Implications for Nation-Building

Professional Experience / Employment History

The Brookings Institution
Senior fellow, 1988 - present
Duke University
Director, Center on East-West Trade, Investment and Communications, 1986-1994
James B. Duke Professor, Department of Political Science and Policy Science, 1982-present
Professor, Department of Political Science and Policy Science, 1973-present
Staff member, 1979-2000
University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Political Science, 1970-1973
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 1968-1970
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, 1968-1970
University of Illinois, Urbana
Assistant Professor, Political Science, 1961-1968
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Ford Foundation Retraining Fellowship with emphasis on quantitative methods, University of Michigan, 1971-1972
Professional Service

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Soviet Nationalities, 1989-present
Director, Center on East-West Trade, Investment & Communications, 1987-2000/1/1
On leave at the University of Michigan on Ford Quantitative Retraining Fellowship, 1971-1972
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Changing Party Alignments in US, Oxford University Press, February 05, 2009
"The Origins of Markets, University of St. Louis, January 20, 2009



  1. J.F. Hough, Changing Party Coalitions: The Strange Red-Blue State Alignment (2006), New York, Agathon.
  2. J.F. Hough, The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia, 1991-1998 (2001), Washington: The Brookings Institution (Despite title, it also includes several chapters using 1993-1997 survey data.).
  3. Growing Pains: The 1993 Russian duma Election, Timothy Colton and Jerry F. Hough, eds. (1998), Washington: The Brookings Institution (The major book out of the 1993 election study.).
  4. J.F. Hough, Democratization and Revolution in the U.S.S.R., 1985-1991 (1997), Washington: The Brookings Institution.
  5. J.F. Hough with Evelyn Davidheiser and Susan Goodrich Lehmann, The 1996 Russian Presidential Election (May, 1996), Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution.
  6. J.F. Hough, Russia and the West: Gorbachev and the Politics of Reform, Second and revised edition (1990), New York: Simon & Schuster.
  7. J.F. Hough, Opening Up the Soviet Economy (1989), The Brookings Institution.
  8. J.F. Hough, Russia and the West: Gorbachev and the Politics of Reform (1988), Simon and Schuster.
  9. J.F. Hough, The Struggle for Third World: Soviet Debates and American Options (1986), The Brookings Institution.
  10. J.F. Hough, The Polish Crisis (1982), The Brookings Institution.
  11. J.F. Hough, Soviet Leadership in Transition (1980), The Brookings Institution.
  12. J.F. Hough, How the Soviet Union is Governed (1979), Harvard University Press.
  13. J.F. Hough, The Soviet Union and Social Science Theory (1977), Harvard University Press.
  14. J.F. Hough, The Soviet Perfects: The Local Party Organs in Industrial Decision-Making (1969), Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Chapters in Books

  1. J.F. Hough with Susan Lehmann, The Mystery of Opponents of Economic Reform among the Yeltsin Voters, in Voters in Post-Communist Russia, edited by Matthew Wyman, Stephen White, and Sarah Oates (1998), pp. 190-227, Chelteham: Edward Elgar Press.
  2. J.F. Hough, The Structure of the Russian Legislature and its Impact on Party Development, in Democratization in Russia: The Development of Legislative Institutions, edited by Jeffrey W. Hahn (1996), Armock: N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.
  3. J.F. Hough, Political Cleavages in Yaroslavl Politics, in The New Legislative Politics in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, edited by Thomas Remington (1994), Westview Press.
  4. J.F. Hough, Lessons for Western Theories of International Security and Relations, in Five Years That Shook The World: Gorbachev's Unfinished Revolution, edited by Harley D. Balzer (1991), pp. 181-200, Boulder: Westview Press.
  5. J.F. Hough, Perestroika and Soviet Relations with the West, in Donald R. Kelly and Hoyt Purvis, Old Myths and New Realities in United States-Soviet Relations (1990), pp. 19-30.
  6. J.F. Hough, the Foreign Policy Implications of Economic Reform, in The Western Community and the Gorbachev Challenge, edited by Armand Chase and Thomas C. Schelling (1989), Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  7. J.F. Hough, Conservatism and Reformism in the Party-Bureaucratic Elite, in Alexander Shtromas, The Soviet Union and the Challenge of the Future (1988), pp. 418-434, New York: Pragon House.
  8. J.F. Hough, En Union Sovietique la Peur es Idees Etranges, Le Monde Dipomatique (May, 1987), pp. 22-29.
  9. J.F. Hough, The 'X' Article and Contemporary Sources of Soviet Conduct, in Containing the Soviet Union, edited by Terry L. Deibel and John Lewis Gaddis (1987), pp. 139-153, Pergamon-Brassey.
  10. J.F. Hough, Western Europe in Soviet Options: Security and the Imperative of Economic Reform, in Western Europe and the Crisis in U.S. - Soviet Relations, edited by Richard H. Ullman and Marco Zucconi (1987), pp. 36-43, Praeger.
  11. J.F. Hough, The Issue of Moral Equivalence, in Arms Control: The American Dilemma, edited by William R. Kinter (1987), pp. 37-54, The Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy.
  12. J.F. Hough, Changes in Soviet Policy: A Multipolar Approach, in East-West Tension/North-South Conflict (1986), New York: The Riverside Church.
  13. J.F. Hough, Economic Reform and Soviet Foreign Policy, in Economics and Politics in the U.S.S.R.: Problems of Interdependence, edited by Hans Herman Hohmann, Alex Nove and Heinrich Vogel (1986), pp. 232-51, Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.
  14. J.F. Hough, Debates About the Postwar World, in The Impact of World War II on the Soviet Union (1985), Totowa, N.J.: Rowman & Allanheld Publishers.
  15. J.F. Hough, Cuba et L'Union Sovietique en Afrique, in L'Afrique tenjeu des Grandes Pussanies et des Pussanies Regionales (1985), pp. 29-50, Quebec: Centre Quebecois de Relations Internationales.
  16. J.F. Hough, Rethinking the Soviet-American Relationship, in U.S.-Soviet Relations: Perspectives for the Future (September, 1984), Washington, D.C.: Center for National Policy.
  17. J.F. Hough, The Soviet View of the Strategic Situation, in Arms Control and International Security, edited by Roman Kolkowicz and Neil Joeck (1984), pp. 87-101, Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.
  18. J.F. Hough, The Historical Legacy in Soviet Weapons Development, in Soviet Decision-Making for National Defense, edited by Jiri Valenta and William Potter (1984), pp. 116-135, London: Allen & Unwin.
  19. J.F. Hough, The Soviet Elite, in Russia at the Crossroads, edited by Seweryn Bialer and Thane Gustafson (1982), Allen & Unwin.
  20. J.F. Hough, Pluralism, Corporatism, the the Soviet Union, in Susan Gross Solomon, Pluralism in the Soviet Union (1982), pp. 167-183, New York: St. Martin's Press.
  21. J.F. Hough, The Need for Self-Confidence and Clear-Headed Realism, in Containment, Soviet Behavior, and Grand Strategy, edited by Robert E. Osgood (1981), Berkeley, Calif.: Institute of International Studies, Policy Papers in International Affairs, No. 16.
  22. J.F. Hough, Spviet Urban Government, in Changes in Local Government, edited by Donald C. Rowat (1981), Greenwood Press.
  23. J.F. Hough, Policy-Making and the Worker, in Industrial Labor in the USSR, edited by Arcadius Kahan and Blair Ruble (1979), pp. 397-396, New York: Pergamon Press.
  24. J.F. Hough, The Cultural Revolution and the Western Understanding of the Soviet Union, in The Cultural Revolution in the Soviet Union, 1928-1931, edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick (1978), Indiana University Press.
  25. J.F. Hough, Women in Soviet Policy Debates, in Women in Soviet Russia, edited by Dorothy Atkinson, Alexander Dallin, and Gail Warshofsky Lapidus (1977), Stanford University Press.
  26. J.F. Hough, Party 'Saturation' in the Soviet Union, in Paul Cocks, Robert V. Daniels, and Nancy Whittier Heer, The Dynamics of Soviet Politics (1977), Harvard University Press.
  27. J.F. Hough, Urban Decision-Making in Canada and the United States, in Comparing Public Policies, edited by Jerzy Wiatr and Richard Rose (1977), Warsaw: The Polish Academy of Sciences.
  28. J.F. Hough, The Collective Farm Chairmen, in James R. Millar, The Soviet Rural Community (1971), University of Illinois Press.
  29. J.F. Hough, The Party Apparatchiki, in Interest Groups in Soviet Politics, edited by Gordon Skilling and Franklyn Griffiths (1971), Princeton University Press.
  30. J.F. Hough, The Prerequisites of Areal Deconcentration: The Soviet Experience, in Spatial Dimensions of Development Administration, edited by James Heaphey (1971), Duke University Press.
  31. J.F. Hough, Responsiveness and Local Government: The Case of the Toronto Municipal Elections, in Politics in Canada, 3rd ed., edited by Paul Fox (1970), McGraw-Hill.
  32. J.F. Hough, The Liberal Party and the Mayorality Election, in Peter Silcox, Parties to Change (1970), Bureau of Municipal Research, Toronto.
  33. J.F. Hough, Reforms in Government and Administration, in Soviet Politics Since Khrushchev, edited by Alexander Dallin and Thomas B. Larson (1968), Prentice-Hall, Inc..

Journal Articles

  1. J.F. Hough, The Political Geography of European Russia: Republics and Oblasts, Post-Soviet Geography and Economy, vol. 39 no. 2 (1998), pp. 63-95.
  2. J.F. Hough, Sociology, the State and Language Politics, Post-Soviet Politics, vol. 12 no. 1 (1996), pp. 1-19.
  3. J.F. Hough, America's Russia Policy: The Triumph of Neglect, Current History, vol. 93 no. 585 (October, 1994).
  4. J.F. Hough, Thermidor in Russia, Post Problems of Communism no. 1 (October, 1994).
  5. J.F. Hough, Economic Reform and Russian 'Imperialism', Brookins Review, vol. 12 no. 3 (Summer, 1994).
  6. J.F. Hough, Attitudes on Economic Reform and Democratization and the 1993 Election, Post-Soviet Affairs no. 1 (1994).
  7. J.F. Hough, On the Road to Paradise Again?: Keeping Hopes for Russia Realistic, Brookings Review, vol. 11 no. 1 (1993).
  8. J.F. Hough, Understanding Gorbachev: The Importance of Politics, Soviet Economy, vol. 7 no. 2 (1991), pp. 89-109.
  9. J.F. Hough, The Logic of Collective Action and the Pattern of Revolutionary Behavior, Journal of Soviet Nationalities, vol. 1 no. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 34-65.
  10. J.F. Hough, Editor's Introduction, Journal of Soviet Nationalities, vol. 1 no. 1 (Spring, 1990), pp. 1-13.
  11. J.F. Hough, Gobachev's Politics, Foreign Affairs (Winter 1989-1990), pp. 26-41.
  12. J.F. Hough, Budushchee sovetsko-amerikanskikh otnoshenii, SShA no. 6 (June, 1989).
  13. J.F. Hough, The Politics of Successful Economic Reform, Soviet Economy, vol. 5 (January-March 1989), pp. 3-46.
  14. J.F. Hough, The Politics of the 19th Party Conference, Soviet Economy, vol. 4 no. 2 (April-June 1988), pp. 137-143.
  15. J.F. Hough, The End of 'Khoneini' Period in the Soviet Union: Implications for the U.S., World Policy Journal (Fall, 1987).
  16. J.F. Hough, Glasnost: A Fundamental Reform, The World & I (June, 1987), pp. 22-27.
  17. J.F. Hough, En Union Sovietique la Peur es Idees Etrangeres, Le Monde Diplomatique (May, 1987), pp. 22.
  18. J.F. Hough, Gorbachev Consolidating Power, Problems of Communism, vol. XXXVI no. 4 (July-August 1987), pp. 21-43.
  19. J.F. Hough, The Future of Soviet-American Relations, Current History, vol. 85 no. 513 (October, 1986), pp. 305-308.
  20. J.F. Hough, Attack on Protectionism in the Soviet Union? A Comment, International Organization, vol. 40 no. 1 (Spring, 1986), pp. 489-503 (Reprinted Ellen Comisso and Laura D'Andrea Tyson, eds., Power, Purpose, and Collective Choice: Economic Strategy in Socialist States (Cornell University Press, 1986), pp. 313-327.).
  21. J.F. Hough, The Gorbachev Reform: A Maximal Case, Soviet Economy, vol. 2 no. 4 (October-December 1986), pp. 302-312.
  22. J.F. Hough, Gorbachev's Strategy, Foreign Affairs, vol. 64 (Fall, 1985), pp. 33-35.
  23. J.F. Hough, Soviet Decision-Making on Defense, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, vol. 41 no. 7 (August, 1985), pp. 84-88.
  24. J.F. Hough, Managing the U.S.-Soviet Relationship, World Policy Journal (Winter 1985-1986), pp. 1-28.
  25. J.F. Hough, The Revolutionary Road Runs Out, The Nation (June 1, 1985), pp. 666-668.
  26. J.F. Hough, Evolution in the Soviet Political System, Acta Slavica Iaponica, vol. II (1984), pp. 127-147.
  27. J.F. Hough, Soviet Perspectives on European Security, International Journal (Winter 1984-1985), pp. 20-41.
  28. J.F. Hough, Andropov's First Year, Problems of Communism (November-December 1983), pp. 49-64.
  29. J.F. Hough, Soviet Succession and Policy Choices, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (November, 1982), pp. 49-54.
  30. J.F. Hough, The World as Viewed from Moscow, International Journal, vol. XXXVII no. 2 (Spring, 1982), pp. 1983-197.
  31. J.F. Hough, Soviet Policymaking Toward Foreign Communists, Studies in Comparative Communism (Autumn 1982), pp. 167-193.
  32. J.F. Hough, Brezhnev's Burdens, The Brookings Review (Winter, 1981).
  33. J.F. Hough, Interest Groups' and 'Pluralism' in the Soviet Union, Soviet Union no. 1 (1981).
  34. J.F. Hough, The Evolving Soviet Debates about Latin America, Latin American Research Review no. 1 (1981).
  35. J.F. Hough, The Evolution in Soviet World View, World Politics (July, 1980).
  36. J.F. Hough, Why the Russians Invaded, Nation (March 1, 1980).
  37. J.F. Hough, The Generation Gap and the Brezhnev Succession, Problems of Communism (July-August 1979).
  38. J.F. Hough, Thinking About Thinking About Dissent, Studies in Comparative Communism (Summer-Autumn 1979).
  39. J.F. Hough, Political Participation in the Soviet Union, Soviet Studies, vol. XXVIII no. 1 (January, 1976), pp. 3-20.
  40. J.F. Hough, Brezhnev: The Man and the Era, Problems of Communism (March-April 1976), pp. 1-17.
  41. J.F. Hough, Moderator and Participant in "A Debate on Collectivization: Was Stalin Really Necessary? between James R. Millar and Alex Nove, Problems of Communism, vol. XXV no. 4 (July-August 1976).
  42. J.F. Hough, The Soviet Experience and the Measurement of Power, Journal of Politics, vol. 37 (August, 1975), pp. 685-710.
  43. J.F. Hough, Soviet Urban Politics and Comparative Urban Theory, Journal of Comparatve Administration, vol. 2 (August, 1973), pp. 134-167.
  44. J.F. Hough, The Bureaucratic Model and the Nature of the Soviet System, Journal of Comparative Administration, vol. 2 (August, 1973), pp. 134-167.
  45. J.F. Hough, The Soviet System: Petrification or Pluralism?, Problems of Communism, vol. XXI no. 2 (March-April 1972), pp. 25-45.
  46. J.F. Hough, The Soviet Elite I: Groups and Individuals, Problems of Communism, vol. XVI no. 1 (January-February 1967), pp. 28-35.
  47. J.F. Hough, The Soviet Elite II: In Whose Hands the Future?, Problems of Communism, vol. XVI no. 2 (March-April 1967), pp. 18-25.
  48. J.F. Hough, The Soviet Concept of the Relationship between the Lower Party Organs and the State Administration, Slavic Review, vol. XXIV no. 2 (June, 1965), pp. 25-40.
  49. J.F. Hough, A Harebrained Scheme in Retrospect, Problems of Communism, vol. XIV no. 4 (July-August 1965), pp. 26-32.
  50. J.F. Hough, Enter N.S. Khrushchev, Problems of Communism, vol. XIII no. 4 (July-August 1964), pp. 28-32.
  51. J.F. Hough, The Stalin-Trosky Split: A Lesson for Kremlinologists, The Reporter, vol. XXVI no. 29, 10 (December 5, 1963), pp. 37-39.
  52. J.F. Hough, Behind the Stories about Khrushchev's Opposition, The Reporter, vol. XXVI no. 10 (May 10, 1962), pp. 21-23.
  53. J.F. Hough, The Technical Elite vs. the Party, Problems in Communism, vol. VIII no. 5 (September-October 1959), pp. 56-59.


  1. J.F. Hough, Soviet Interpretation and Response, Arms Control and the Strategic Defense Initiative: Three Perspectives (October, 1985), The Stanley Foundation, Occasional Paper 36.
  2. J.F. Hough, The Revolutionary Road Runs Out, The Nation (June 1, 1985), pp. 666-668.
  3. J.F. Hough, The Need for Self-Confidence and Clear-Headed Realism, in a contribution to Robert E. Osgood, Containment, Soviet Behavior, and Grand Strategy no. 16 (1981), Berkeley, Calif.: Institute of International Studies, Policy Papers in International Affairs.

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