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Lee Shau Kee Foundation Chair Professor of Political Science
Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation)

Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco

Distinguished Guest Professor: Fudan University, the PRC (2017-2020)

BA, MA (Simon Fraser University); PhD (Toronto, Canada)

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Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
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Shalendra D. Sharma is the author of several books, including:


2018.    Prosperity with Inequality: A Comparative Political Economy of the United States, China and India. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2014.   Global Financial Contagion: Building a Resilient World Economy after the Subprime Crisis. New York: Cambridge University Press (Winner of the 2016 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award – awarded by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in North America and the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society)

2009.    China and India in the Age of Globalization: A Comparative Political Economy. New York: Cambridge University Press.  (Winner of the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award)

2007.    Achieving Economic Development in the Era of Globalization. London: Routledge (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) 

2003.    The Asian Financial Crisis: Crisis, Reform and Recovery. Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press.

2000.    Editor, The Asia-Pacific in the New Millennium: Geopolitics, Security and Foreign Policy. University of California, Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies (Research Policy Studies Series, No. 43)

1999.    Development and Democracy in India. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 281 pp. (selected as CHOICE outstanding academic title for 2000) reprinted and released in India by Rawat Publications, New Delhi.

Journal Articles (2020 to present )

2022.    "India's Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons and the Way Forward," India Quarterly, vol. 78, Issue 1, pp. 9-27.

2022.    with Anjali Kanojia. "The "New Welfarism," Good Governance, and Electoral Success in Modi's India," The Journal of Indian and Asian Studies. Vol. 3, no. 2, July, pp. 1-28.

2022.   "India under Modi's Second Term: Democratic Resilience amidst Illiberal Impulses," Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 162-171.

2020.   "Trump and the End of an Era: The Liberal International Order in Perspective," The International Spectator, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 82-97.

Prof. Sharma was the recipient of USF's University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award for 1996-97 and the University-wide Distinguished Research Award for 2002-03. During 2006-07, he was a Visiting Professor at Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands. He has also consulted for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Teaching Subjects | Top

CLE9015 Rethinking Global Issues

GOV3203 International Politics

GDS1002 International Development and Peace in the Global Age