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Dr. Lyle Scruggs

Professor, University of Connecticut


Lyle Scruggs is Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. His research and teaching interests are comparative political economy, social welfare policy, and environmental politics. Professor Scruggs is a co-Director of the Comparative Entitlements Dataset Project (CWED), and the UConn Political Economy Workshop, an affiliate of the Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, a member of the Human Rights Institute’s Economic and Social Rights Group. Professor Scruggs has been a Visiting Scholar at the Quality of Government Institute in Gotherburg, Sweden (2017), the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City (2011-12), and the University of Edinburgh (2004). Professor Scruggs is currently engaged in several research projects, including the impact of partisan communication on attitudes about climate change.


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