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Scott Morgenstern, Assistant Professor

Scott Morgenstern
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Office Location:  336 Perkins Library
Office Phone:  +1 919 660 4350
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PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1996
M.A., University of California, San Diego, 1993
B.A., Occidental College, 1985

Comparative Politics
Research Interests: Latin America, Poltical Institutions and Parties

Assistant Professor of Poltical Science. His primary interests involve Latin American politics, with emphases on executive-legislative relations, electoral systems and political parties. He is currently involved in projects which focus on Latin American legislatures, the role of domestic politics in the NAFTA negotiations, Mexican fiscal federalism, and comparisons of the effects of differing electoral systems. He has also published works on incumbency advantage of U.S. state legislators which appeared in Legislative Studies Quarterly. He conducted year-long field research in Uruguay and also studied and taught for a year at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas in Mexico.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. S. Morgenstern, "Cohesion of Legislators in Latin America: Patterns and Explanations" (Submitted, for edited volume) .
  2. S. Morgenstern, "Legislative Behavior and Reform Programs", Democracy Dialogue (May 2001), USAID Global Center for Democracy and Governance .
  3. S. Morgenstern with Adam Brinegar and Daniel Nielson, "Suicide or Salvation? The 1996 Electoral Reform in Mexico", Comparative Political Studies (Submitted, under review) .
  4. S. Morgenstern, "Reinforced Agenda Control in the United States and Latin America", Latin American Research Review (Submitted, under review) .
  5. S. Morgenstern, The Components of Elections (preparing prospectus for book) .

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