Inequality and Democratization: an Elite Competition Approach

The Department of Political Science is excited to announce that David Samuels, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, will present material from his co-authored book with Ben Ansells on Tuesday, April 1, 4-5:30pm in Anderson 216.

David Samuels specializes in democratization, Brazilian politics, Latin American politics, political parties and elections, and US-Latin American Relations.

He is the author of Presidents, Parties, and Prime Ministers (with Matthew Shugart) (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and the co-editor of Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004). His introductory undergraduate comparative politics textbook, Comparative Politics and country-casebook Case Studies in Comparative Politics, are available from Pearson Higher Education. He is currently working on a book project entitled “Inequality and Democratization.”

Professor Samuels has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political ScienceComparative Politics,Comparative Political StudiesLegislative Studies Quarterly, and the British Journal of Political Science, among others. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation (in 1996 and 1999) and the McKnight Foundation (in 2001), and was awarded Fulbright Fellowships in 2004 and 2013. He currently serves as co-editor of Comparative Political Studies.

For more information, visit his website.