Aníbal Pérez-Liñán PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2001



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Biography

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (PhD University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Political Science and member of the core faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies.  His research focuses on democratization, institutional performance, and the rule of law in Latin America.  He has conducted fieldwork in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, and Venezuela, and published in academic journals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Great Britain, Peru, Spain, the United States, and Uruguay.  His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among other institutions.  He is the author of Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall (with Scott Mainwaring, Cambridge University Press, 2013).

 

Areas of Expertise

Democratization
Political Institutions
Latin America

 

Publications

Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal, and Andrea Castagnola. 2016. "Judicial Instability and Endogenous Constitutional Change: Lessons from Latin America." British Journal of Political Science 46 (2): 395-416. 

 

Camerlo, Marcelo, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán. 2015. “The Politics of Minister Retention in Presidential Systems: Technocrats, Partisans, and Government Approval.” Comparative Politics 47 (3): 315-333.

 

Finkel, Steven E., Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, and Mitchell A. Seligson. 2007. “The Effects of U.S. Foreign Assistance on Democracy Building, 1990-2003.” World Politics 59(3): 404-439. [PDF]

Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal, Barry Ames, and Mitchell A. Seligson. 2006. “Strategy, Careers, and Judicial Decisions: Lessons from the Bolivian Courts.” Journal of Politics 68(2):284-295.

Camerlo, Marcelo, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán. 2015. “Minister Turnover, Critical Events, and the Electoral Calendar in Presidential Democracies.” Journal of Politics 77 (3): 608-619. 

 

Working Papers

Camerlo, Marcelo, and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán. "Minister Turnover, Critical Events, and the Electoral Calendar in Presidential Democracies." Journal of Politics, forthcoming.

Courses

0300 Comparative Politics

1302 Political Development