Karen L. Remmer, Faculty

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


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

Current Ph.D. Students  

Recent Publications

  1. Minhas, S; Remmer, KL, The Reputational Impact of Investor-State Disputes, International Interactions, vol. 44 no. 5 (September, 2018), pp. 862-887, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs]
  2. K.L. Remmer, The Outcomes of Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Reassessment, in Yearbook of International Law and Policy 2015-16, edited by Lisa Sachs and Lise Johnson (2018), pp. 144-172, New York: Oxford University Press
  3. K.L. Remmer, Investment Treaty Arbitration in Latin America.", Latin American Research Review, vol. 54 no. 4 (2018) (forthcoming.)
  4. Remmer, KL, Exogenous shocks and democratic accountability: Evidence from the Caribbean, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 47 no. 8 (January, 2014), pp. 1158-1185, SAGE Publications [doi]  [abs]
  5. Perrin, EM, Commentary, in Contemporary Political Systems: Classifications and Typologies, edited by Bebler, A; Seroka, J, vol. 30 (January, 2013), pp. 356-362, Boulder: Lynne Rienner