Aníbal Pérez-Liñán is a professor of political science and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Keough School of Global Affairs. He is a former Kellogg Institute distinguished research affiliate, visiting fellow, and dissertation year fellow. His research focuses on democratization, the rule of law, political stability, and institutional performance among new democracies.
Pérez-Liñán was a political science professor and longtime core faculty member at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh before returning to Notre Dame in 2018. He is currently researching the political conditions that preclude judicial independence in developing countries and 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, 2013). He is editor in chief of the Latin American Research Review (LARR), the scholarly journal of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and co-editor with Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza of the Kellogg Series on Democracy and Development at the University of Notre Dame Press.
Pérez-Liñán earned a PhD from Notre Dame and a BA from the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina.
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
Democratization Theory Research Cluster Workshop
Bridging Academia and Policy: New Kellogg Labs Promote Research, Policy Impact
Nov 5, 2019
The Kellogg Institute announced the start of its new Policy and Practice Research Labs, which will conduct high-level research intended to influence policy change.
‘Cutting Edge Research in Action’: Research Cluster Focuses on Changes in Democracy
Sep 23, 2019
For the past two years, scholars with the Kellogg Institute’s Democratization Theory research cluster have worked to understand why and how democracy is changing worldwide.
Faculty Fellow Aníbal Pérez-Liñán Holds Appointment in Keough School
Feb 26, 2019
Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, a faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies who joined the University of Notre Dame faculty in the Department of Political Science in August 2018, holds a joint appointment in the Keough School of Global Affairs.