Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Patrick Heller

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

Research areas: Economic Development and Social Inclusion

Patrick Heller does comparative research on democracy and development, and has a particular interest in urban transformation in India, Brazil and South Africa. His most recent book, Bootstrapping Democracy (Stanford 2011), with Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Marcelo Silva, explores politics and institutional reform in Brazilian municipalities.