Quinton Mayne

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Phone: 617-384-8136
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Email: Quinton_Mayne@hks.harvard.edu
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Quinton Mayne


Quinton Mayne is Associate Professor of Public Policy in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. His dissertation, entitled The Satisfied Citizen: Participation, Influence, and Public Perceptions of Democratic Performance, won the American Political Science Association's 2011 Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award in European Politics as well as the 2011 Best Dissertation Award in Urban Politics. Mayne's research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of comparative and urban politics. He is particularly interested in how the design and reform of democratic political institutions affects how citizens think and act politically.



  • DPI-101-J Political Institutions and Public Policy
  • SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development


For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Mayne, Quinton, and Armen Hakhverdian. "Ideological Congruence and Citizen Satisfaction: Evidence from 25 Advanced Democracies." Comparative Political Studies 50.6 (May 2017): 822-849.
    • Mayne, Quinton, and Brigitte Geissel. "Putting the demos back into the concept of democratic quality." International Political Science Review (2016).
    • Hakhverdian, Armen, and Quinton Mayne. "Institutional Trust, Education, and Corruption: A Micro-Macro Interactive Approach." Journal of Politics 74.3 (July 2012): 739-750.
  • Book Chapters
    • Mayne, Quinton, and Armen Hakhverdian. "Education, Socialization, and Political Trust." Handbook on Political Trust. Ed. Sonja Zmerli, and Tom van der Meer. Edward Elgar, 2016, 176-196.
  • Reviews
    • Mayne, Quinton. Review of Democratic Deficit: Critical Citizens Revisited, by Pippa Norris. Political Science Quarterly, 127.4, Winter 2012: 689-690.

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