Michael CoppedgeMichael Coppedge

Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Yale University, 1988)
Academic Office:
216 Hesburgh Center
email: mcoppedg@nd.edu

Geographic focus: Latin America (Venezuela, Andean countries); cross-regional

Thematic interests: Democratization, quality of democracy; Latin American parties and party systems; Venezuelan politics; Methodology of comparative politics.

Current research: Varieties of Democracy; the conditions that promote stable democracy, especially in Latin America; and the factors that have shaped party systems in eleven Latin American countries, employing both case studies and quantitative analysis.

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