David Altman is professor of political science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research and teaching lie in the field of comparative politics with an emphasis on democracy: its quality, its institutions, and its innovations. A former Kellogg Institute visiting fellow, he is the author of Direct Democracy Worldwide (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and a project manager for the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project.
Altman is a former dissertation year fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and holds a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame.
Academic Year 2002-2003 : The Politics of Coalition Formation and Survival under Multiparty Presidential Regimes +
Academic Year 2001-2002 : The Politics of Coalition Formation and Survival under Multiparty Presidential Regimes
Altman Interviewed for CNN/NBC on Democracy in Latin America
Nov 25, 2021
In a two-part series called "Democracy Faces Major Stress Test in Latin America," CNN interviewed former Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow (1998-99) and Visiting Fellow (Fall 2012) David Altman, professor of political science at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile