Project: "Hollowed Out: Corruption, Inequality, and the American Dream"
Michael Johnston (Ph. D. Yale University, 1977) is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. His book Syndromes of Corruption: Wealth, Power, and Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2005) won the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, presented by the University of Louisville. He has been a consultant to many international organizations and development agencies, and his current book project, "Corruption, Contention, and Reform: The Power of Deep Democratization" is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Michael and Betsy Johnston live in Earlville, NY (a modest little town with much to be modest about), where they share duties as household staff for an aging orange cat.