Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

My research focuses on authoritarian regimes, democratization, political parties, elections, and voting behavior. 
My first book, Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico's Democratization in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2007 cloth, 2009 paperback) won the 2008 Best Book Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. 

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