Matthew Shugart


Position Title
Professor of Political Science


Matthew Shugart is Professor of Political Science. His main research interests are comparative political institutions, especially electoral systems and political parties. Many of his works incorporate Israel as a case, such as his recent Votes from Seats: Logical Models of Electoral Systems (with Rein Taagepera, Cambridge University Press, 2017) and his current book project, Party Personnel Practices. He is a contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society. In addition to his appointment at UC Davis, Shugart is an Affiliated Professor of the University of Haifa, and a past recipient of a Lady Davis Fellowship and has been a consultant to the Israel Democracy Institute.