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.
Level of Development and Democracy: Latin American Exceptionalism, 1945-1996
Working Paper Number: 301
Published: December 2003
"Classifying Political Regimes in Latin America, 1945-1999"
Working Paper Number: 280
Published: September 2000
"Party Discipline in the Brazilian Constitutional Congress"
Working Paper Number: 235
Published: March 1997
Why Regions of the World are Important: Regional Specificities and Region-Wide Diffusion of Democracy
Working Paper Number: 322
Published: October 2005
The Threat of Impeachment Can Push Presidents Out the Door. But There's a Catch.
Apr 11, 2018
Rethinking Democratization From Scratch
Mar 26, 2018
A new Kellogg initiative studying how democracies and regimes change aims to rethink old, Western-centric ways of measuring democratization.