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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 (Fall 2018):

    Bio Sci 154, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 354.01, LATAMER 349.01)

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

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


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. Minhas, S; Remmer, KL, The Reputational Impact of Investor-State Disputes, International Interactions, vol. 44 no. 5 (September, 2018), pp. 862-887 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Remmer, KL, Exogenous Shocks and Democratic Accountability, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 47 no. 8 (July, 2014), pp. 1158-1185 [doi]
  3. Perrin, EM, Commentary, in Contemporary Political Systems: Classifications and Typologies, edited by Bebler, A; Seroka, J, vol. 30 (1990), pp. 356-362, Boulder: Lynne Rienner
  4. Remmer, K, Exogenous Shocks and Democratic Accountability, Comparative Political Studies, vol. forthcoming (Accepted, 2013)
  5. Remmer, KL, The Rise of Leftist– Populist Governance in Latin America, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 45 no. 8 (August, 2012), pp. 947-972 [doi]

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