Research

 


Book
  • Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: Towards a Comparative Inter-Disciplinary Perspective, co-edited book, with Paul Smoke and George Peterson (Edward Elgar Press, 2007).



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles


  • "Testing an Interdependent Analytical Approach to Applying Social Science Theories: Explaining the Evolution of NGOs, Social Movements, and Government Response to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Brazil," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (Forthcoming).

  • "Centralizing Decentralized Governance in Brazil" (with Jessica Rich), Publius: The Journal of Federalism (forthcoming).

  • "Pursuing Centralization in a Context of Decentralization: The Politics of Brazil's Innovative Response to HIV/AIDS," Journal of Politics in Latin America (forthcoming).

  • "An Alternative Approach to Evaluating, Measuring, and Comparing Domestic and International Health Institutions: Insights from Social Science Theories." 2011. Health Policy; 101 (3).

  • "Overcoming Decentralization's Defects: Discovering Alternative Routes to Centralization in a Context of Path Dependent Health Policy Devolution - insights from Brazil's Response to HIV/AIDS." 2011.  Global Health Governance 5(1).

  • "Health Financing in Brazil, Russia, and India: What Role does the International Community Play?" 2011. (with Devi Sridhar) Health Policy & Planning 26(1).

  • "How Brazil Outpaced the United States when it came to HIV/AIDS: The Politics of Civic Infiltration, Reputation, and Strategic Internationalization." 2011. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 36(2).

  • "What the United States can learn from Brazil in response to HIV/AIDS: International Reputation and Strategic Centralization in a Context of Health Policy Devolution." 2010. Health Policy & Planning 25(6).

  • "Going Beyond Brazil: How History and Geopolitical Interests Inspired President Lula to Help Africa Combat HIV/AIDS." 2010. Georgetown Public Policy Review 15(1).

  • The Politics of Receptivity and Resistance: How Brazil, India, China, and Russia Strategically Used the International Health Community in Response to HIV/AIDS: A Theory." 2009. Global Health Governance 3(1).

  • "A Temporal Analytical Approach to Decentralization Processes: Lessons from Brazil’s Health Sector Reforms." 2008. Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law Vol 33 (1).

  • "Bureaucratizing Epidemics: The Challenge of Institutional Bias in the United States and Brazil." 2007. Global Health Governance Vol 1(1).

  • "Decentralization and Municipal Governance: Suggested Methodological Approaches for Cross-Regional Analysis." 2003. Studies in Comparative International Development Vol (38)3.




Invited Journal Articles and Book Chapters


  • "The Politics of Global Health Diplomacy: Conceptual, Empirical, and Theoretical Lessons from the United States, Southeast Asia, and Latin America," in Ray Smith (Ed.). Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Law (Berkshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan Press, forthcoming).

  • "Understanding Brazil's Strategic Response to HIV/AIDS: History, Politics, and International Relations," in Ray Smith (Ed.). Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Law (Berkshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan Press, forthcoming).

  • Dilma's Dilemma: Spreading the Benefits of Windfall Oil Profits without Undermining Growth," Americas Quarterly (Fall, 2011).

  • "Explaining the Enduring Failure of Comprehensive Healthcare Reform in the United States," special on-line database article series titled Enduring Questions in American Politics: The US National Healthcare System (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Inc., forthcoming).

  • "Understanding Brazil's Successful Response to HIV/AIDS: Social Movements, Infiltration, and Strategic Internationalization," Brown Journal of World Affairs (Summer 2011).

  • "Brazil's Ascendance: The Soft Power Role of Global Health Diplomacy. 2011. (with Kelley Lee), European Business Review, January/February.

  • "Education Woes Could Delay Brazil's Rise." 2011. World Politics Review, Spring.

  • "Climate Change, Drought, and Primary Healthcare in Northeastern Brazil: Building Sub-national Capacity and Community Participation in a Context of Weakened Decentralization Processes," in Velma Grovers (Ed.). The Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health (Science Publishers, forthcoming).

  • "Brazil's Passion for Health Equality: What the United States can learn," Harvard Health Policy Review (Summer 2010).

  • “Friendly Government, Cruel Society: AIDS and the Politics of the Gay Community’s Response in Brazil.” 2010. Javier Corrales and Mario Pecheny (Eds). Sexuality Politics in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press).

  • "The Politics of Brazil's Commitment to combating AIDS in Africa: Technological Assistance, Capacity Building, and the Emergence of a new Donor Aid Paradigm." 2009. Harvard Health Policy Review 10(2).

  • “Brazil’s Response to AIDS and Tuberculosis: Lessons from a Transitioning Government,” in Richard Coker, Rifat Atun, and Martin McKee (Eds) Health Systems and Communicable Diseases: Challenges to Transitional Societies (Open University Press, 2009).

  • "Why Brazil Responded to AIDS and not Tuberculosis: International Organizations and Domestic Institutions.” ReVistaThe Harvard Review of Latin AmericaSpring 2007.

  • "Learning from the Past: State-Building and the Politics of AIDS Policy Reform in Brazil." 2006. Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations Vol 7(1).

  • Understanding Decentralization: The Need for a Broader Approach," (Introduction) with Paul Smoke and George Peterson, Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: Towards a Comparative Inter-Disciplinary Perspective (Edward Elgar Press, 2006).

  • "The Institutional Genesis of Fiscal Decentralization Management: Lessons from Brazil," (Chapter 12) in Smoke, Gómez, and Peterson, Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: Towards a Comparative Inter-Disciplinary Perspective (Edward Elgar Press, 2006).

  • "Decentralization’s Horizontal, Vertical and Policy-Fluctuation Mechanisms: Method for Cross-Regional Comparative Analysis," (Chapter 3) in Smoke, Gómez and Peterson, Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: Towards a Comparative Inter -Disciplinary Perspective (Edward Elgar Press, 2006).

  • “The Dynamics of Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: Towards a Comparative Inter-Disciplinary Perspective,”  (Concluding chapter), with Paul Smoke, Decentralization in Asia and Latin America: Towards a Comparative Inter-Disciplinary Perspective (Edward Elgar Press, 2006).



Op-Eds, Working Papers, and Published Proceedings





                      
Brazil's O Globo newspaper wrote an op-ed on this article                                                     and my research

  • "Stop Fighting Viruses, Start Treating People: The Obama Administration's Broad Vision of Global Health." 2010. Foreign Policy (January).

  • Brazil’s Public Option: What Obama can Learn from Lula’s Universal Health Care System.” 2009. Foreign Policy (September).

  • "Comparative Assessment of Health Financing in Brazil, Russia, and India," (With Devi Sridhar) Working Paper, Global Economic Governance Program at Oxford University, December 2009.          

  • “Why Brazil Won: How Lula brought the Olympic Games to his rising power." 2009. Foreign Policy (October).

  • "Brazil's Blessing in Disguise: How Lula Turned an HIV AIDS Crisis into a Geopolitical Opportunity." 2009. Foreign Policy (July).

  • "The Politics of Government Response to HIV/AIDS in Russia and Brazil: Historical Institutionalism, Culture, and State Capacity." 2006. Working Paper #4, Harvard Initiative for Global Health.




Other Publications and Book Reviews


  • Response to author, "What the United States can Learn from Brazil in Response to HIV/AIDS: International Reputation and Strategic Centralization in a Context of Health Policy Devolution," Health Policy & Planning 25(6), 2010.

  • Review of William J. Long. 2011. Pandemics and Peace: Public Health Cooperation in Zones of Conflict (US Institute of Peace Press), in Review of Policy Research (forthcoming).

  • Review of James McGuire. 2010. Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America (Cambridge University Press), in Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (forthcoming).

  • "Perspectives on Evan Lieberman's Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics has Shaped Government Responses to AIDS, Review Symposium Essay, Perspectives on Politics (forthcoming).

  • Review of James McGuire. 2010. Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America (Cambridge University Press), in Comparative Political Studies (forthcoming).

 

  • Review of Evan Lieberman. 2009. Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics Have Shaped Government Response to AIDS (Princeton University Press), in Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (forthcoming)

  • "The Global Fund, Fragile States, and the Institutional Challenges of Responding to Health Epidemics: Insights from Political Science," George Soros Foundation, Open Society Institute, Research Report, Spring 2007.


  • "A Political Science Perspective on Civil Society and AIDS: A Note on the Domestic and International Challenges to Successful Mobilization," George Soros Foundation, Open Society Institute, Research Report, Spring 2007.

  • Review of Kurt Weyland.  2002. The Politics of Market Reform in Fragile Democracies: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela (Princeton University Press) in Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 45, No. 4.

  • Colombia in Crisis: Game Strategies for International Military Response, RAND Corporation, PM-1110-A, November 2000 (with Angel Rabasa and Kim Cragin).

  • Review of Miguel Centeno and Patricio Silva (Eds) 1998. The Politics of Expertise in Latin America (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press) in Comparative Political Studies, 2000, 33.


  • Review of Philip Oxhorn and Pamela Starr (Eds) 1999. Markets and Democracy in Latin America: Conflict or Convergence? (Lynne Rienner Press) in Journal of Inter-American Studies & World Affairs, Vol 42, No.1.


  • Review of Judith Tendler. 1997. Good Government in the Tropics (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Merilee Grindle (Ed.) 1997. Getting Good Government: Capacity Building in the Public Sectors of Developing Nations (Harvard Institute for International Development) in Studies in Comparative International Development, Spring 2002.