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Party Brands in Crisis


Party Brands in Crisis: Partisanship, Brand Dilution, and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. [purchase] [appendix]

Edited Volumes

Political Parties and Uncertainty in Developing Democracies (co-edited with Rachel Beatty Riedl), special issue of Comparative Political Studies 46 (11), 2013. [access]


"A New Measure of Congruence: The Earth Mover's Distance" (with Lucía Selios and Zach Warner), Political Analysis (forthcoming). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"Do Voters Dislike Working-Class Candidates? Voter Biases and the Descriptive Underrepresentation of the Working Class" (with Nicholas Carnes), American Political Science Review 110(4): 832-844 (2016). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"The End of the Kirchner Era," Journal of Democracy 27(2): 35-49 (2016). [paper]

"What Good is a College Degree? Education and Leader Quality Reconsidered" (with Nicholas Carnes), Journal of Politics 78(1): 35-49 (2016). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"Party Polarization and Mass Partisanship: A Comparative Perspective," Political Behavior 37(2): 331-356 (2015). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America" (with Nicholas Carnes), American Journal of Political Science 59(1): 1-18 (2015). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America," World Politics 66(4): 561-602 (2014). [paper]

  • Awards: Alexander George Award, Jack Walker Award

  • Reprinted in Spanish as "La dilución de marca y el colapso de los partidos políticos en América Latina," in Programa del II Congreso Internacional de Estudios Electorales, ed. Fernando Tuesta Soldevilla, Lima: Jurado Nacional Electoral, pp. 33-71 (2016). [paper]
"Political Parties and Uncertainty in Developing Democracies" (with Rachel Beatty Riedl), Comparative Political Studies 46(11): 1339-1365 (2013). [paper]

"Party Brands and Partisanship: Theory with Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Argentina," American Journal of Political Science 57(1): 49-64 (2013). [paper] [correction] [appendix] [data] [code]

  • Winner of the LAPIS Best Paper Award
"The Structure of Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution" (with Jonas Pontusson), American Political Science Review 105(2): 316-336 (2011). [paper] [data] [code]

"Who Votes for chavismo? Class Voting in Hugo Chávez's Venezuela," Latin American Research Review 45(1): 7-32 (2010). [paper] [correction] [appendix] [data] [code]

"Democracy, Interrupted: Regime Change and Partisanship in Twentieth-Century Argentina" (with Susan C. Stokes), Electoral Studies 29(1): 91-104 (2010). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"The Social Bases of Political Parties in Argentina, 1912-2003" (with Susan C. Stokes), Latin American Research Review 44(1): 58-87 (2009). [paper] [appendix]
  • Reprinted in Spanish as "Las bases sociales de los partidos políticos en Argentina, 1912-2003," Desarrollo Económico 47(192): 515-542 (2009). [paper]
"Towards a New Articulation of Alternative Development: Lessons from Coca Supply Reduction in Bolivia," Development Policy Review 22(4): 405-421 (2004). [paper]

"Memory Vanished, Absent, and Confined: The Countermemorial Project in 1980s and 1990s Germany," History & Memory 15(2): 130-164 (2003). [paper]

Book Chapters

"Party Brands, Partisan Erosion, and Party Breakdown," in Latin American Party Systems: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse, edited by Scott Mainwaring. New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). [paper]

"Mass-Elite Congruence and Representation in Argentina" (with Zach Warner), in Malaise in Representation in Latin American Countries: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, edited by Alfredo Joignant, Mauricio Morales, and Claudio Fuentes. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 281-302 (2016). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"Building Party Brands in Argentina and Brazil," in Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, edited by Jorge Domínguez, Steven Levitsky, Brandon Van Dyck, and James Loxton. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 76-99 (2016). [paper] [data] [code]

"Partisanship in Latin America," in The Latin American Voter: Pursuing Representation and Accountability in Challenging Contexts, edited by Ryan E. Carlin, Matthew M. Singer, and Elizabeth J. Zechmeister, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp. 226-245 (2015). [paper] [appendix] [data] [code]

"Political Parties and Party Systems," in Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions, edited by Jennifer Gandhi and Rubén Ruiz-Rufino, London: Routledge, pp. 128-144 (2015). [paper]

Publications in Spanish

"Nacionalización e institucionalización de partidos en la Argentina del siglo XX" [Nationalization and Party Institutionalization in Twentieth-Century Argentina], in Sistemas de partidos en América Latina: Causas y consecuencias de su equilibrio inestable, ed. Mariano Torcal, Buenos Aires: Anthropos/Siglo XXI, pp. 183-202 (2015). [English version]


"Class and Representation in Latin America," Swiss Political Science Review 21(2): 229-236 (2015). [paper]

"The 2011 general elections in Peru," Electoral Studies 31(3): 621-624 (2012). [paper]

"The 2009 legislative elections in Argentina," Electoral Studies 29(1): 174-177 (2010). [paper]

Works in Progress

"The Legacy of Political Violence across Generations" (with Leonid Peisakhin). [paper]

"Blinded by Wealth? What Voters Think About the Descriptive Underrepresentation of the Working Class" (with Nicholas Carnes). [paper]

"Oil Windfalls and the Political Resource Curse: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Brazil" (with Rikhil Bhavnani). [paper]

"Affluence and Congruence" (with Zach Warner).

"The Structure of Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution" (with Jonas Pontusson).

"Party Stability and Vote Choice in Hard Times: Evidence from Post-Crisis Elections in Latin America."

"Advances in Survey Methods in Developing Countries" (with Kristin Michelitch), prepared by invitation for Annual Review of Political Science.

Campaigns and Voters in a Developing Democracy: Argentina's 2015 Election in Comparative Perspective (volume co-edited with Virginia Oliveros and Luis Schiumerini).

"When Do Voters Sanction Corrupt Politicians?" (with Marko Klašnja and Joshua Tucker).


"Development, Democratization, and Democratic Deepening" (with Kanta Murali). [paper]

"Income Inequality, Electoral Rules, and the Politics of Redistribution" (with Jonas Pontusson). [paper]

Research Reports and Popular Press

"Voters actually don't prefer wealthy politicians" (with Nicholas Carnes), Monkey Cage blog at Washington Post, December 6, 2016.

"Why We Fell Behind," Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, May 16, 2016.

"Why Trump's appeal is wider than you might think" (with Nicholas Carnes),, April 8, 2016.

"No matter what happens in Sunday's election, Argentina will be governed by the rich. Here's why that matters." The Monkey Cage blog at Washington Post, November 20, 2015.

"Scott Walker didn't finish college. Would that make him a bad president?" (with Nicholas Carnes), Politico, July 8, 2015.

"The rich are running Latin America — and why that matters" (with Nicholas Carnes), The Monkey Cage blog at Washington Post, April 8, 2014.

"European Political Parties in the Wake of Crisis: Lessons from Latin America", APSA-CP Newsletter, Fall 2013, pp. 7-8.

"Cómo afecta el gobierno de los privilegiados a la democracia?" (with Nicholas Carnes), Condistintosacentos, September 15, 2013.

"How Government by the Privileged Distorts Democracies" (with Nicholas Carnes), SSN Key Findings, July 2013.