Gunther Hega

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Gunther Hega
Associate Professor of Political Science
(269) 387-5885
(269) 387-4930
3406 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5346
Mailing address: 
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5346 USA
Office hours: 

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
And by appointment.

  • Ph.D., Washington University-St. Louis, 1992
Teaching interests: 
  • Comparative and European politics
  • Comparative public policy
  • International relations
Research interests: 
  • Comparative public policies
  • German federalism
  • Welfare state institutions of advanced industrial societies in Europe

Dr. Gunther M. Hega is an associate professor of political science at Western Michigan University. Hega's publications include:

  • Consensus Democracy in Switzerland (Peter Lang Publishers, 1998)
  • Several articles on the welfare state, education policy and federalism in journals such as German Policy Studies/Politikfeldanalyse, Regional & Federal Studies, Compare (A Journal of Comparative Education) and the Journal of Studies in International Education.

Hega is writing a book about the reform of the education systems in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.