Madrid and Schenoni

Former Kellogg Visiting Fellow Raúl L. Madrid, alongside former doctoral student, Luis L. Schenoni, published an article titled Reining in Rebellion: The Decline of Political Violence in South America, 1830–1929. Their piece was included in the International Security Journal published by the MIT Press.

The article studies the stark decline in political violence in South America during the nineteenth century. By utilizing comprehensive datasets, Madrid and Schenoni find that the increased size and professionalization of South American militaries reduced political revolts and violence. This finding is pivotal to the understanding of the decline in political violence at the time and hopes to ignite more scholarly research on South American political violence in greater detail.

Raúl L. Madrid is a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin who specializes in Latin American politics, democracy studies, comparative ethnic politics, and comparative social policy. Luis L. Schenoni is an assistant professor at University College London in the Department of Political Science at and the Director of UCL’s Security Studies Programme. Schenoni is also an Affiliated Professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico, and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), Argentina.