About the Department

Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

Professor of Government

On Leave Academic Year 2015 - 2016

Steven Levitsky is Professor of Government at Harvard University.  His research interests include political parties, authoritarianism and democratization, and weak and informal institutions, with a focus on Latin America. He is author of Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective (2003), co-author of Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (2010), and co-editor of Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness (2005);  Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America (2006); and The Resurgence of the Left in Latin America (2011).   He has published articles in the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Party Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, andWorld Politics.  He is currently engaged in a comparative research project (in collaboration with Lucan Way) on the durability of revolutionary regimes, as well as research on the collapse of political parties (and its impact on democratization) in Peru and the relationship between populism and competitive authoritarianism in Latin America.


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Tuesdays, 2-4, and by appointment


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