Scott Morgenstern PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1996

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Morgenstern joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor in 2005. He also serves as the Director of Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies. His research focuses on political parties, electoral systems, and legislatures, with a regional specialization in Latin America. Among his publications are Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll Call Voting in the United States and Latin America’s Southern Cone (Cambridge University Press, 2004), Legislative Politics in Latin America, (coeditor and contributor; Cambridge University Press, 2002), and Pathways to Power (coeditor and contributor, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2008). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies; Comparative Politics, Party Politics, Electoral Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and other journals. He was also the primary investigator on a grant from the USAID to produce documents related to their political party development programs. 


Are Politics Local? The Two Dimensions of Party Nationalization around the World (Cambridge University Press; forthcoming) Chapter 1 Available (DOC)

Reforming Communism: Cuba in Comparative Perspective: (University of Pittsburgh Press, forthcoming)
Introduction Available Here

“How party nationalization conditions economic voting” with Noah Smith and Alejandro Trelles.  Forthcoming. Electoral Studies.

"Seven Imperatives for Improving the Measurement of Party Nationalization with Evidence from Chile," with John Polga Hecimovich and Peter Siavelis 33:186-199. 2014. Electoral Studies.

"Refining the Theory of Partisan Alignments: Evidence from Latin America" with Miguel Carreras and Yen-Pin Su. 2013. Party Politics. 21:5 671-85.

Siavelis, Peter M. and Scott Morgenstern, eds. 2008. Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection in Latin America.  Pennsylvania State University Press. [LINK]

Morgenstern, Scott. 2004. Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll Call Voting in the Latin America and the United States. Cambridge University Press. [LINK]

Nacif, Benito and Scott Morgenstern, eds. 2002. Legislative Politics in Latin America. Cambridge University Press. [LINK]