Alison Post

Alison Post is a political scientist whose research focuses on urban politics, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. She has particular interests in the politics of technology adoption by local governments, the extent to which technology can change relations between citizens and government, and how new types of technology affect patterns of service delivery.

Post is the author of Foreign and Domestic Investment in Argentina: The Politics of Privatized Infrastructure (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and articles in the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Governance, Perspectives on Politics, Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, World Development, and other outlets. She is currently the president of the Urban and Local Politics section of the American Political Science Association and chair of the Steering Committee for the Red de Economía Política de America Latina (Repal).

Research interests: technology adoption, technology and transparency, urban infrastructure, water and sanitation, mapping.

Research Areas



  • UC Berkeley | Political Science