Aníbal Pérez-Liñán is a professor of political science and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame and 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.
He 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, 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.
Why Regions of the World are Important: Regional Specificities and Region-Wide Diffusion of Democracy
Working Paper Number: 322
Published: October 2005
Regime Legacies and Democratization: Explaining Variance in the Level of Democracy in Latin America, 1978—2004
Working Paper Number: 354
Published: December 2008
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
‘Being True to Our Roots’: The Kellogg Institute Welcomes New Latin Americanists
Dec 12, 2018
Six Latin American specialists have joined the Kellogg Institute’s faculty, deepening its historic expertise on the region. A seventh will return to the Institute next fall.
Panel Says Latin America Holds Lessons on Democracy, Authoritarianism
Oct 9, 2018
Latin America, with its history of authoritarianism and democratization holds lessons for the rest of the world, according to Kellogg Institute faculty fellows who spoke at a panel discussion earlier this month.