Jeffrey W. Hahn
Political Science
St. Augustine Center 264
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Russian Politics and Government
Russian Foreign Policy
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Jeffrey W. Hahn is a Professor of Political Science at Villanova University specializing in Russian politics. He also serves as the Director of the Russian Area Studies Concentration (RASCON) at Villanova.

Professor Hahn received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1971. He is the author of Soviet Grassroots: Citizen Participation in Local Soviet Government (Princeton University Press, 1988) and co-editor (with Theodore H. Friedgut) of Local Power and Post Soviet Politics (M.E. Sharpe, 1994). In February of 1996, a book was published which he edited entitled Democratization in Russia: The Development of Legislative Institutions. He has also published articles on political culture, on political participation, and on local government in Russia. These have appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, the Slavic Review, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Communism and Polity, among other journals. Many of his recent publications draw on field work conducted in Russia from 1990-1997 supported by grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, from the National Council for Soviet and East European Research, and from the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX). In recognition of his research efforts, Professor Hahn received "The Outstanding Faculty Research Award" from Villanova University in 1998.

Professor Hahn was a visiting Fulbright Professor for a semester in the Law Faculty of Moscow State University in 1987. He also spent the 1990-91 academic year as a visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of California in Berkeley. He has been as a consultant for various agencies of the U.S. government, including the Department of State, and for private organizations as well. In addition to his professional academic work, Hahn held elective office for two terms (1976-1984) as a city councilman in Radnor, Pennsylvania, where he served on the personnel committee (chair) and on the community development committee.