Kenney is versed in research on democratic revolutions, social movements, authoritarian states, and Communism and Postcommunism. In his research, he asks how do non-democratic states get most citizens to comply with, or even to support their rule, and how do people experience such regimes, whether they are supporters, opponents, or somewhere in between? He has studied these questions by looking at workers women, and youth in Communist Eastern Europe, and comparing democratic revolutions in that region and in other cases around the world. Kenney is completing a book on political imprisonment in the modern world, from the mid-nineteenth century to Guantanamo.
Global and International Studies Building, 1027