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

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Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (PhD University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Political Science, Director of Graduate Studies, 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)



Mainwaring, Scott and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán. 2013. Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall.  Cambridge University Press.

Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal. 2007. Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

Working Papers

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, and Andrea Castagnola. "Judicial Instability and Endogenous Constitutional Change: Lessons from Latin America." British Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.

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