Current Research and Teaching
Dr. Posner's current research focuses on democratization and political participation in developing regions, particularly Latin America. He is also interested in the impact of economic globalization and related state reforms on social organization and collective action in both developing and developed countries, and in comparative environmental policy and democratization in developing countries.
State, Market and Democracy in Chile: The Constraint of Popular Participation. 2008. Palgrave Macmillan.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Posner, Paul W. 2008. "Local Democracy and the Transformation of Popular Participation in Chile," forthcoming in New Perspectives on Democracy in Latin America: Actors, Institutions and Practices, William C. Smith and Felipe Aguero, eds. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Posner, Paul W. 2008. "State Reform, Political Opportunity Structure and Popular Participation in Santiago de Chile and Porto Alegre." In Participatory Schemes and Local Politics in Port Alegre and Santiago de Chile, Patricio Silva and Herwig Cleuren, editors. Amsterdam: Dutch University Press.
Review of Maria Lorena Cook's The Politics of Labor Reform in Latin American: Between Flexibility and Rights (2006 Penn State University Press) forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
“Development and Collective Action in Chile’s Neoliberal Democracy.” Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 18, Chapter 3, pp.85-130. 2006.
“Party-Society Linkage and the Quality of Democracy in Latin American.” Democracy at Large, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.20-22. 2004. “Local Democracy and the Transformation of Popular Participation in Chile.” Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp.55-81.2004.
“Local Democracy and Popular Participation: Chile and Brazil in Comparative Perspective.” Democratization, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp.39-67.1999.
“Popular Representation and Political Dissatisfaction in Chile’s New Democracy.” Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp.59-85. 1997.
“Popular Representation and the Legacy of Chile’s Pacted Democratic Transition” published in the Duke-University of North Carolina Program in Latin American Studies Working Paper Series, No. 24, December.