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Kenneth Roberts

Richard J. Schwartz Professor

Kenneth Roberts

White Hall, Room 203


Kenneth M. Roberts teaches comparative and Latin American politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development and the politics of inequality. His research is devoted to the study of political parties, populism, and labor and social movements. 


  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Government
  • Latin American Studies
  • Public Affairs


  • Latin American Populism
  • Electoral Volatility
  • Party System Change
  • Social Bases of Political Representation
  • Chile, Peru, Venezuela, and Argentina


  • Democracy in the Developing World: Challenges of Survival and Significance.  Studies in Comparative International Development.  2016
  • Market Reform, Programmatic (De-)Alignment, and Party System Stability in Latin America/a.  Comparative Political Studies.  2013
  • Changing Course in Latin America: Party Systems in Latin America's Neoliberal Era.  Ed. Roberts, Kenneth.  New York: Cambridge University Press. 2014
  • The Resurgence of the Latin American Left.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2011
  • The Diffusion of Social Movements: Actors, Mechanisms, and Political Effects.  Ed. Roberts, Kenneth.  Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. 2010
  • Deepening Democracy?: The Modern Left and Social Movements in Chile and Peru.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 1998


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