Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Marcelo Leiras – How and why do landownders block electoral reforms in labor-scarce countries? The case of 19th century Argentina

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

12:00pm – 1:30pm

McKinney Conference Room

Marcelo Leiras is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Social Sciences, as well as Director of the Master’s Program in Public Administration and Policy at Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He is also Adjunct Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet-Argentina). His current work explores the effects of institutionalized political competition on the stability of governments and the political involvement of social elites. His research interests include democratic institutions, theories of democracy and democratization, constitutional politics, political parties and electoral behavior, federalism and multilevel governance, and Latin American politics.