Affiliated Faculty, Slavic and Political Science
Roberts’s interests include comparative politics, politics of Eastern Europe, democratization, and public policy. His dissertation, “Social Policy Reform in East Central Europe,” focuses on reforms of housing, pension, and health-care systems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland after the fall of communism and analyzes the reasons why politicians chose the reforms they did. He is currently researching the development of parliamentary governments, particularly the process of coalition formation in postcommunist countries. He recently published articles in East European Politics and Societies, Central European Review, The New Presence, and The Prague Post. He has received fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and the International Research and Exchanges Board.