J. Samuel Valenzuela is Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Valenzuela's publications have focused on the origins and development of electoral processes, on labor movements and politics, on oppositions under authoritarian regimes, on democratic transitions and consolidation, on political parties, on problems and theories of development, and on comparative methodology. Broadly read and cited, his work relies frequently on careful examinations of the Chilean case, placing it in a comparative context drawn usually from cases in Western Europe and the Americas.
Historical and political sociology; democratization; comparative labor movements; religion; development
Transitional justice, development and welfare state issues, and religion in Latin America.
Kellogg Book Series
"From Democracy to Democracy: Continuities and Changes of Electoral Choices and the Party System in Chile"
Working Paper Number: 199
Published: July 1993
"The Origins and Transformations of the Chilean Party System"
Working Paper Number: 215
Published: December 1995
"Building Aspects of Democracy before Democracy: Electoral Practices in Nineteenth-Century Chile"
Working Paper Number: 223
Published: April 1996
"La ley electoral de 1890 y la democratización del régimen político chileno"
Working Paper Number: 247
Published: January 1998
"La Constitución de 1980 y el Inicio de la Redemocratización en Chile"
Working Paper Number: 242
Published: September 1997
"Macro Comparisons without the Pitfalls: A Protocol for Comparative Research"
Working Paper Number: 239
Published: April 1997
Resilience and Change: The Party System in Redemocratized Chile
Working Paper Number: 416
Published: December 2016
"Class Relations and Democratization: A Reassessment of Barrington Moore's Model"
Working Paper Number: 265
Published: March 1999
From Town Assemblies to Representative Democracy: The Building of Electoral Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Chile
Working Paper Number: 389
Published: December 2012
Transición por Redemocratización: El Frente Nacional Colombiano en una Reflexión Teórica y Comparativa
Working Paper Number: 380
Published: November 2011
Families, Welfare Institutions and Economic Development: Chile and Sweden an Comparative Perspective
Working Paper Number: 374
Published: January 2011
Social and Political Effects of Religiosity and Religious Identities in Latin America
Working Paper Number: 362
Published: December 2009
The Enduring Presence of Religion in Chilean Ideological Positionings and Voter Options
Working Paper Number: 336
Published: March 2007
"Labor Movements in Transitions to Democracy: A Framework for Analysis"
Working Paper Number: 104
Published: June 1988
"Situaciones: Micro-Escenas de la privatización de lo público en São Paulo"
Working Paper Number: 121
Published: May 1989
"Democratic Consolidation in Post-Transitional Settings: Notion, Process, and Facilitating Conditions"
Working Paper Number: 150
Published: December 1990
Democratization Theory Research Cluster Workshop
‘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.
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.
New Mainwaring Book a Who's Who of Kellogg Scholars
Mar 9, 2018
Scott Mainwaring, former director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, looks at party systems through the lens of the Latin American experience in a new book, which includes contributions from a number of Kellogg-affiliated scholars.