Joshua A. Tucker is an Associate Professor of Politics at New York University. His major field is comparative politics with an emphasis on mass politics, including elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, and, more recently, political representation and democratisation. His primary regional specialisation is in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Tucker's first book, Regional Economic Voting: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, 1990-1999, published by Cambridge University Press, examines the effect of economic conditions on election results in twenty national elections that took place between 1990-99 in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
He has been working on two book-length projects. The first examines the individual and institutional factors that affect the development of partisanship, and the second explores the effects of communist (and pre-communist) era legacies on political values and behaviour in post-communist countries.
In 2006, he became the first scholar of post-communist politics to be awarded the Emerging Scholar Award for the top scholar in the field of Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behaviour within 10 years of receiving his PhD. In 2009, he was added as a co-author of The Monkey Cage, a politics and policy blog written by political scientists.