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Professor Joe Foweraker

Research Interests

In the first part of his career Joe Foweraker spent many years of fieldwork in Brazil, Spain and Mexico, publishing monographs on these three countries with Cambridge University Press in 1981, 1989 and 1993. There were also many publications on social mobilization and citizenship rights in Latin America, including books with Lynne Rienner (1990), Pluto Press (1995), and Oxford University Press (1997). Subsequent years were dedicated mainly to comparative research on democracy, leading to a series of articles on the quality of democratic government, an edited Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought (Routledge 2001), a co-authored textbook on Governing Latin America (Polity 2003), and an edited collection on Democracy and its Discontents in Latin America (Lynne Rienner 2016). Currently he is engaged in re-thinking the political logic and configuration of democratic political systems, and his book on Polity: Demystifying Democracy in Latin America and Beyond will be published later this year.