Karen L. Remmer

Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 205 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
Phone: 
(919) 660-4309
Specialties: 
Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Political Institutions

Professor of Political Science who specializes in comparative politics, political economy, and political institutions with central emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Her recent research explores the rise of leftist-populist governance in Latin America, exogenous shocks and democratic accountability in the Caribbean, and the impact of political scale on government spending and political participation.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1974
  • M.A., University of Chicago 1968
  • B.A., Wellesley College 1966

Remmer, KL. Military rule in Latin America. December 1, 1989.

Remmer, K. Party Competition and Public Policy: Argentina and Chile, 1890-1930. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984.

Remmer, K. "Elections and Economics in Contemporary Latin America." Post-Reform Politics in Latin America: Competition, Transition, Collapse [Spanish version: La politica posterior a la reforma de mercado en america latina: competencia, transicion, colapso, 2003]. Ed. C Wise and R Roett. Brookings, 2003.

Remmer, K. "Democratization in Latin America." Global Transformation and the Third World. Ed. RO Slater, BM Schutz, and SR Dorr. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1993.

Remmer, K. "Debt or Democracy? The Political Impact of the Debt Crisis in Latin America." Financing Latin American Growth: Prospects for the 1990s. Ed. D Felix. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1990. 63-78.

Remmer, K. "Commentary." Contemporary Political Systems: Classifications and Typologies. Ed. A Bebler and J Seroka. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1990. 356-362.

Remmer, K. "Evaluating the Policy Impact of Military Regimes in Latin America." Armies and Politics in Latin America, rev. ed. Ed. AF Lowenthal and JS Fitch. New York: Homes and Meier, 1986.

Remmer, K. "Chile: The Breakdown of Democracy." Latin America: Its Problems and Its Promise. Ed. JK Black. Boulder: Westview Press, 1984.

Merkx, G, and Remmer, K. "Mobilization and Demobilization in Latin America: The Role of Bureaucratic-Authoritarian Regimes." Proceedings of the Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies. Ed. JJ Brasch. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1979. 249-255. (Chapter)

Remmer, KL. "Chile and the ’Peaceful’ Road to Socialism." New Perspectives on Latin America. Ed. KL Remmer and GW Merkx. New York: MSS Information Corp., 1976.

Remmer, KL. "Exogenous Shocks and Democratic Accountability." Comparative Political Studies 47.8 (July 2014): 1158-1185. Full Text

Remmer, K. "Exogenous Shocks and Democratic Accountability." Comparative Political Studies forthcoming (2013). (Academic Article)

Remmer, K. "The Rise of Leftist-Populist Governance in Latin America." Comparative Political Studies 45 (August 2012): 947-972. (Academic Article)

Remmer, KL. "The Rise of Leftist-Populist Governance in Latin America: The Roots of Electoral Change." COMPARATIVE POLITICAL STUDIES 45.8 (August 2012): 947-972. Full Text

Remmer, KL. "Political Scale and Electoral Turnout: Evidence From the Less Industrialized World." COMPARATIVE POLITICAL STUDIES 43.3 (March 2010): 275-303. Full Text

Remmer, K. "The Impact of Political Scale on Turnout." Comparative Political Studies 43.3 (2010).

Remmer, K. "Why Do Small States have Big Governments?." European Political Science Review 2.1 (2010): 49-71.

Gelineau, F, and Remmer, KL. "Political decentralization and electoral accountability: The Argentine experience, 1983-2001." BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 36 (January 2006): 133-157. Full Text

Pages

Doctoral Dissertation Research in Political Science: Political Competition and Public Good Provision in Multi-Tier Syste awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2008

Doctoral Dissertation in Political Science: Political Competition and the Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2008

Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Political Economy of Mexico-US Migration: A View into the Sending Regions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2007

Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Political Economy of Revenue and Regime Stability awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2006