Matthew R. Cleary

Associate Professor, Political Science

Matt Cleary

Contact Information
macleary@maxwell.syr.edu

225 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-4288
Curriculum Vitae
Matthew Cleary CV

Chair, International Relations Program (Undergraduate)

Degree

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004

Specialties

Latin American politics, political institutions, democratization, and ethnic politics

Personal Website

http://macleary.expressions.syr.edu/

Courses

Latin American Politics
Comparative Political Analysis 
Logic of Political Inquiry 
Mexico & the United States
Democracy and Democratization

Global Community

Publications

"Confronting Coup Risk in the Latin American Left," Studies in Comparative International Development 48:4 (2013), pp.403-431. (with Eric Rittinger). 

The Sources of Democratic Responsiveness in Mexico. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010)

"Electoral Competition, Participation, and Government Responsiveness in Mexico." American Journal of Political Science 51:2 (April 2007)

"A 'Left Turn' in Latin America?  Explaining the Left's Resurgence."  Journal of Democracy 17:4 (October 2006)

Democracy and the Culture of Skepticism: Political Trust in Argentina and Mexico, with Susan C. Stokes. (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006)

"Democracy and Indigenous Rebellion in Latin America", Comparative Political Studies 33:9 (November 2000), pp.1123-1153

Research Interests

I have general interests in democratization and democratic theory, ethnic politics and ethnic conflict, and Latin American politics.

Research Projects

I am currently working on a variety of research projects relevant to Latin American politics, including a book-length project on indigenous autonomy in southern Mexico, a paper on the Latin American left, and a paper on the adoption of legislative gender quotas in Europe and Latin America.