Kurt G Weyland
Professor Weyland's research interests focus on democratization and authoritarian rule, on social policy and policy diffusion, and on populism in Latin America and Europe. He has drawn on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including insights from cognitive psychology, and has done extensive field research in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, and Venezuela. He has received research support from the SSRC and NEH and was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC, in 1999/2000 and at the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, in 2004/05. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Associate Editor of the Latin American Research Review.
He is the author of "Democracy without Equity: Failures of Reform in Brazil" (1996), "The Politics of Market Reform in Fragile Democracies: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela" (2002), "Bounded Rationality and Policy Diffusion: Social Sector Reform in Latin America (Princeton University Press" (2007), several book chapters, and many articles in journals, such as World Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Research Review, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, Foreign Affairs, and Political Research Quarterly. He has also (co-)edited two volumes, namely "Learning from Foreign Models in Latin American Policy Reform" (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2004) and, together with Wendy Hunter and Raul Madrid, "Leftist Governments in Latin America: Successes and Shortcomings" (2010). His latest book, "Making Waves: Democratic Contention in Europe and Latin America since the Revolutions of 1848," was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.