- Comparative Politics
- Development Studies
- Public Policy
- MESc, University of Toronto
- M.A., University of Toronto
- Ph.D., University of Toronto
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Current research is on poverty and inequality in the Global South and on the impact of poverty and inequality on political and criminal violence. Publications include articles on the politics of Latin America and the Global South in scholarly journals including Latin American Research Review, The Canadian Journal of Political Science, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Studies in Comparative International Development, Third World Quarterly, Latin American Politics and Society, Comparative Politics, Global Governance, World Development and International Political Science Review and in edited volumes. Author of The Politics of Inclusive Development. Policy, State Capacity and Coalition Building (Palgrave 2016); Social Forces and States: Poverty and Distributional Outcomes in South Korea, Chile and Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2012); Co-author,, Social Democracy in the Global Periphery: Origins, Challenges, Prospects (Cambridge University Press, 2007). Author of The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America: Chile, Argentina and Mexico (University of North Carolina Press, 2001) and of two books on Mexican politics.
- Poverty and Inequality in the global south and Latin America
- Politics and Policymaking in Latin America
- Inequality, poverty and violence, especially in Mexico
- Welfare regimes and social policy in the global south and Latin America
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