Andreas Schedler is professor of political science at the Center for Economic Teaching and Research (CIDE) in Mexico City. His research interests include the subversion of democracy by illiberal governments, the dynamics of democratic trust, and authoritarianism and democratization from a comparative perspective.
Schedler has written numerous journal articles. His most recent books are The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and Subverting Electoral Authoritarianism (Oxford University Press, 2013) and En la niebla de la guerra: Los ciudadanos ante la violencia criminal organizada [In the Fog of War: Citizens and Organized Criminal Violence in Mexico](CIDE, 2015).
Between 2000 and 2012, Schedler refounded and reconsolidated the Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), first as its chair then as vice-chair.
A resident of Mexico since 1997, he holds a PhD from the University of Vienna.