Stephen Manning

Associate Professor of Political Science

Stephen Manning
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 234
Phone: 313-993-1087
Stephen Manning
Areas of Expertise:
Politics in China
Comparative Politics
Politics in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia and the former Soviet Union
International Relations


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts-Boston


Associate Professor of Political Science. Manning teaches comparative and international politics and political theory. His research focuses on political transitions and democratization in communist and post-communist countries. He has written on the cultural, social and economic prerequisites of democracy in Leninist systems, Chinese politics after Deng, contemporary Russian Elections, a bibliographic essay on political fiction, and wrote a comparative politics text for the National Science Foundation. Manning holds a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Manning previously served as department chair and director of the Pre-law Program. He joined Detroit Mercy in 1993.