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Karen L. Remmer, Faculty

Karen L. Remmer
Contact Info:
Office Location:  401 Perkins Library, Box 90204
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4309
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • POLSCI 315S.01, POL ECON OF FINANCIAL CRISES Synopsis
    Gross Hall 111, W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 307S.01)
  • POLSCI 349.01, POL ECON OF LATIN AMERICA Synopsis
    West Duke 08A, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 354.01, LATAMER 349.01)
Education:

Ph.D.University of Chicago1974
M.A.University of Chicago1968
Additional TrainingLondon School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University, 19671968
B.A.Wellesley College1966
Specialties:

Comparative Politics
Political Economy
Political Institutions
Research Interests: Latin America, Democratization, Economic Policy and Performance, Military Governance

Professor of Political Science who specializes in comparative politics, political economy, and political institutions with central emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Her recent research explores the rise of leftist-populist governance in Latin America, exogenous shocks and democratic accountability in the Caribbean, and the impact of political scale on government spending and political participation.

Areas of Interest:

Comparative politics
Comparative Political Economy
Latin American Politics
Comparative Democratic Development
Authoritarian Politics

Keywords:

Latin America • Political economy • Political science

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Simon Weschle  
  • Marco Fernandez  
  • Cristina Corduneanu-Huci  
  • Sandra Ley Gutierrez  
  • Jan Pierskalla  
  • Gregory S. Schober  
  • Jorge Bravo  
  • Matthew Singer  
  • Eric Jepsen  
  • Sinziana Popa-Dorobantu  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Remmer, KL, Exogenous Shocks and Democratic Accountability, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 47 no. 8 (July, 2014), pp. 1158-1185 [doi]
  2. Remmer, K, Exogenous Shocks and Democratic Accountability, Comparative Political Studies, vol. forthcoming (Accepted, 2013)
  3. Remmer, KL, The Rise of Leftist-Populist Governance in Latin America: The Roots of Electoral Change, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 45 no. 8 (August, 2012), pp. 947-972 [doi]
  4. Remmer, KL, Political Scale and Electoral Turnout: Evidence From the Less Industrialized World, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 43 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 275-303 [doi]
  5. Remmer, K, Why Do Small States have Big Governments?, European Political Science Review, vol. 2 no. 1 (2010), pp. 49-71


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