Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

DAVID ROCKEFELLER PROFESSOR OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AND PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
CO-CHAIR, TUESDAY SEMINAR SERIES
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky is the David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research focuses on democratization and authoritarianism, political parties, and weak and informal institutions, mostly in Latin America. He is co-author (with Daniel Ziblatt) of How Democracies Die (Crown, 2018), which was a New York Times Best-Seller and has been published in 22 different languages. He is also author of Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press 2003), co –author (with Lucan Way) of Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2010), co-author (with Daniel Brinks and María Victoria Murillo of Understanding Institutional Weakness: Power and Design in Latin American Institutions (Cambridge Element, 2019), and co-editor of Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness (2005), Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America (2006), The Resurgence of the Left in Latin America (2011), Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America (2016); and The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America (2020), and The Inclusionary Turn: Democracy and Citizenship in Latin America (2020). He is currently writing a book (with Lucan Way) on the durability of revolutionary regimes.

Levitsky has also written for the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Vox, The New Republic, and The Monkey Cage, and he has written regular columns in La República (Peru) and Folha Do Sao Paulo (Brazil).

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