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Democracy in Latin America: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges

October 9, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Room 9204/05
The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

Robert Kaufman (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He has written widely on authoritarianism and democratic transitions and on the political economy of economic reform. His current research is on the relation between inequality, distributive conflict, and democratization during the “Third Wave.” His most recent book is Dictators and Democrats: Elites, Masses, and Regime Change, co-authored with Stephan Haggard (Princeton University Press, 2016). Other books co-authored with Stephan Haggard include Development, Democracy, and Welfare States: Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Princeton University press, 1995), winner of the 1995 Luebbert Prize for the best book in comparative politics, awarded by the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association; Kaufman is co-editor (with Joan M. Nelson) of Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform, Globalization and Democratization in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

 

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