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Andrew Mertha

Professor of Government
A. Mertha Jan. 2017
Andrew Mertha is a professor of government specializing in Chinese and Cambodian politics, particularly on political institutions, the policy process, and the exercise of power. He is a core faculty member of the Cornell East Asia Program and the Cornell Southeast Asia Program. He is also the President of the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS).  He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and three monographs, including, most recently, Brothers in Arms: Chinese Assistance to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979 (Cornell University Press, 2014).  His current project looks at Khmer Rouge governance from 1979 to 1999.


Key Networks: On the Editorial Committee for the Journal of Comparative Politics, The China Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, and Cornell University Press, and is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Khmer Studies; member of American Political Science Association, the Association for Asian Studies, and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Topics of Interest: Chinese and Cambodian politics, political institutions, the policy process, the exercise of power.



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