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Alfred Montero

Alfred Montero

Education & Professional History

University of Miami, BA; Columbia University, PhD.

At Carleton since 1998.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Political Science Association, Latin American Studies Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Brazilian Studies Association

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Political Science

Professor Montero received his PhD in 1997 from Columbia University. He is the Senior Editor of Latin American Politics and Society, a leading, refereed journal in its field. Prof. Montero’s current research program focuses upon the evolution of the developmental state and its variants in South America. He teaches courses on comparative and international political economy, Latin American and West European politics, comparative democratization, authoritarianism, and corruption, and global public health. He is the author of several books, including Brazil: Reversal of Fortune (Polity Press, 2014), Brazilian Politics: Reforming a Democratic State in a Changing World (Polity Press, 2006), and Shifting States in Global Markets: Subnational Industrial Policy in Contemporary Brazil and Spain (Penn State Press, 2002). He is co-editor with David Samuels of Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America (University of Notre Dame, 2004). Prof. Montero has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Politics, the Journal of Politics in Latin America, West European Politics, the Journal of Development Studies, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Latin American Politics and Society.    Prof. Montero's web page

Latin American Studies

Alfred P. Montero received his PhD in 1997 from Columbia University. He is the associate editor of Latin American Politics and Society, a leading journal in its field. Prof. Montero’s current research programs focus upon the evolution of the developmentalist state in Brazil and the quality of subnational democracy. Prof. Montero teaches courses on comparative and international political economy, Latin American and West European politics, comparative democratization, authoritarianism, and corruption. His research has been published in Comparative Politics, Journal of Development Studies, Latin American Research Review, West European Politics, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Latin American Politics and Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. He is the author of Shifting States in Global Markets: Subnational Industrial Policy in Contemporary Brazil and Spain (Penn State University Press, 2002),Brazilian Politics: Reforming a Democratic State in a Changing World (Polity Press, 2006), and co-editor with David J. Samuels of Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004). He has a forthcoming book titled, Brazil: A Reversal of Fortune (Polity Press, 2014), on the recent emergence of Brazil as one of the more significant large, developing economies in the world.  Prof. Montero's web page

Dean of the College Office

As Director of Advising, Professor Montero oversees the assignment of all advisers for first- and second-year students. He also directs numerous workshops and events that support advising. As Director of Faculty Diversity Recruitment, Professor Montero works with all departments engaged in tenure-track hiring to support their diversity goals in the recruitment and selection of qualified candidates. 

Profile updated October 28, 2016

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