John S. Saden Professor of Political Science & MacMillan Center; Chair, Political Science
115 Prospect St, Room 420
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1988
John S. Saden Professor of Political Science and director of the Yale Program on Democracy. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Her research interests include democratic theory and how democracy functions in developing societies. Her books include Brokers, Voters, and Clientelism (co-authored, forthcoming), Democracy and the Culture of Skepticism (2006), and Mandates and Democracy: Neoliberalism by Surprise in Latin America (2001). Her books, articles, and papers have received prizes from the American Political Science Association and the Society for Comparative Research.
She teaches courses on comparative politics, comparative political behavior, political parties and democracy, and Latin American politics and development.
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