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 this year. 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.
"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
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
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.