James Fowler

James Fowler is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego and Senior Fellow at the Center on Global Justice. He has a M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. 

Professor Fowler’s research deals with the intersection of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on social networks, behavior, evolution, politics, genetics, and big data.

Representative Publications

“The Role of Self-Interest in Elite Bargaining” Brad L. LeVeck, D. Alex Hughes, James H. Fowler, Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, David G. Victor PNAS 111 (52): 18536–18541 (30 December 2014)

“Corruption Drives the Emergence of Civil Society” Sherief Abdallah, Rasha Sayed, Iyad Rahwan, Brad L. LeVeck, Manuel Cebrian, Alex Rutherford, James H. Fowler Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11 (93): 2013044 (6 April 2014)

“Detecting Emotional Contagion in Massive Social Networks” Lorenzo Coviello, Yunkyu Sohn, Adam D. I. Kramer, Cameron Marlow,Massimo Franceschetti, Nicholas A. Christakis, James H. Fowler PLOS ONE 9 (3): e90315 (12 March 2014)

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