Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, a former Kellogg Institute distinguished research affiliate, is professor of political science and member of the core faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on democratization, the rule of law, political stability, and institutional performance among new democracies. Currently, he is working on the political conditions that preclude judicial independence in developing countries and on the consequences of political radicalization for democratic survival.

His publications include Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and, with Scott Mainwaring, the award-winning Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall (Cambridge University Press, 2014). In 2015, he was named editor-in-chief of the Latin American Research Review(LARR).

Pérez-Liñán earned his PhD at the University of Notre Dame, where he was a Kellogg dissertation year fellow, and returned to the Institute in fall 2007 as a visiting fellow. He returns to the Kellogg community in fall 2018 when he joins the Notre Dame Department of Political Science.

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2018 Human Development Conference
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February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
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