english

Home > Research

RESEARCH

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Human rights, migration, public opinion and political behavior, survey and statistical methodology, Mexican and Latin American politics, comparative politics.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Collaborators:  Guadalupe González González, Jorge A. Schiavon, Gerardo Maldonado (CIDE).
Description:  Biannual survey carried out since 2004 in Mexico and Latin America on public opinion about foreign policy, national and regional identity, security, and migration, among other topics.

Collaborators:  James Ron (U. of Minnesota) and Archana Pandya.
Description:  Survey on diffusion of human rights discourse and determinants of attitudes toward human rights.

Collaborator:  Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz (Bates College)
Description:  Ongoing research project on the political attitudes and behaviors emigrants from Mexico and Latin America learn in their host countries and what they transmit to relatives back home.

DISSERTATION

Citizen Disenchantment in New Democracies:  The Case of Mexico

Databases:

Questionnaire:

REFEREED ARTICLES

“Can Human Rights Organizations in the Global South Attract More Domestic Funding?” (with James Ron and Archana Pandya), forthcoming in the Journal of Human Rights Practice.

“Universal Values, Foreign Money: The Political Economy of Local Human Rights Organizations” (with James Ron and Archana Pandya), Review of International Political Economy, 23(1): 29-64 (February 2016). (View article)

“Who Trusts Local Human Rights Organizations? Evidence from Three World Regions” (with James Ron), Human Rights Quarterly, 37(1): 188-239 (February 2015). (View PDF)

“Human Rights Familiarity and Socio-economic Status: A Four-Country Study” (with James Ron and Shannon Golden), SUR, 11(20): pp. 335-352 (October 2014). (View PDF)

“Different Pedagogy, Different Politics:  High School Learning Opportunities and Youth Political Engagement,” (with Joseph Kahne and Namjin Lee), Political Psychology (forthcoming, published on-line December 7, 2012).  (View PDF)

“¿Cómo se ubica América Latina en el mundo?  Opiniones y actitudes de los latinoamericanos hacia países y regiones,” (with Gerardo Maldonado), Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior, 93, July-October, 2011.  (View PDF)

“The Party’s Over:  Citizen Conceptions of Democracy and Political Dissatisfaction in Mexico,” Comparative Politics, 43(1) (October 2010).  (View PDF)

“Do Migrants Remit Democracy?  International Migration and Political Beliefs and Behavior in Mexico” (with Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz), Comparative Political Studies, 43(1) (January 2010).  (View PDF)

“Crossing Party Lines:  Volatility and Ballot Splitting in Mexico (1994-2000),” Bulletin of Latin American Research, 24(1) (January 2005), pp. 1-24. (View PDF)

SELECTED OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“Mapping human rights skepticism in Mexico,” openGlobalRights (online journal for rights scholars and practitioners, July 1, 2015. (View article)

“Data-driven optimism for global rights activists” (with James Ron, Shannon Golden, and Archana Pandya), openGlobalRights (online journal for human rights scholars and practitioners, June 29, 2015. (View article)

“Migración Internacional” y “Derechos Humanos,” in Gerardo Maldonado, Rodrigo Morales Castillo, Guadalupe González González, David Crow, Jorge A. Schiavon. México, las Américas y el mundo 2004-2014. Diez Años de opinión pública y política exterior (Mexico City: CIDE), June, 2015.

“While Mexican Government Resists Scrutiny, Ordinary Citizens Welcome It,” Aula Blog (online blog of American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, April 27, 2015. (View article)

The Human Rights Sector in Mexico: Evidence from Activists, the Public, and Elites (with James Ron, Shannon Golden, Archana Pandya, Sarah Peek, and Laura Sparling). Working Paper #2, The Human Rights Organizations Project, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, July, 2014. (View article)

“Are We Measuring Institutional Trust Right? Evidence from a Mexican Survey Experiment” (with Gerardo Maldonado), Working Paper #246, CIDE, September, 2013. (View article)

“The struggle for a truly grassroots human rights movement” (with James Ron and Shannon Golden), openDemocracy (online human rights and democratization journal [http://]), June 18, 2013. (Translated to Arabic, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.) (View article)

“The Multiple Faces of Migration,” in González González, Guadalupe, Jorge A. Schiavon, Gerardo Maldonado, and Rodrigo Morales Castillo, Mexico, the Americas, and the World 2012-2013. Foreign Policy: Public Opinion and Leaders (Mexico City: CIDE, May, 2013). ISBN: 978-607-7843-51-1. (View article)

“Múltiples caras de la migración,” in González González, Guadalupe, Jorge A. Schiavon, Gerardo Maldonado, and Rodrigo Morales Castillo, México, las Américas y el Mundo 2012-2013. Política exterior: opinión pública y líderes (Mexico City: CIDE, April, 2013). ISBN: 978-607-7843-43-6. (View article)

“Cuatro hechos poco conocidos y cuatro paradojas acerca de la migración en cuatro países latinoamericanos: Resultados de Las Américas y el Mundo 2010” (with Gerardo Maldonado), in Heredia Zubieta, Carlos, and Rafael Velázquez Flores (eds.), Perspectivas migratorias II: La agenda pendiente de la migración (Mexico City: CIDE, Colección Coyuntura y Ensayo), 2012. ISBN: 978-607-7843-24-5. (View article)

“How Do We Understand Migration in Latin America? Experiences, Perceptions, and Policy,” in González González, Guadalupe, Jorge Schiavon, and Gerardo Maldonado, The Americas and the World 2010-2011. Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru (Mexico City: CIDE, November, 2011). ISBN: 978-607-7843-15-3. (View article)

“Benefits—and Costs—of a Multi-Mode Surveys of College Graduates,” (with Martin Johnson and Bob Hanneman), Survey Practice (on-line journal of the American Association for Public Opinion Research), October, 2011. (View Article)

“Cuatro hechos poco conocidos y cuatro paradojas acerca de la migración en cuatro países latinoamericanos:  Resultados de Las Américas y el Mundo 2010” (with Gerardo Maldonado), in Heredia Zubieta, Carlos, and Rafael Velázquez Flores (eds.), Perspectivas migratorias II:  La agenda pendiente de la migración (Mexico City:  CIDE, Colección Coyuntura y Ensayo), 2012.  (View PDF)

“The Americas and the World.  Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru” (with Guadalupe González González, Jorge Schiavon, and Gerardo Maldonado), Mexico City:  CIDE, November, 2011.  (View PDF)

“Las Américas y el Mundo 2010-2011.  Opinión pública y política exterior en Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, México y Perú,” (with Guadalupe González González, Jorge Schiavon, and Gerardo Maldonado), Mexico City:  CIDE, September, 2011.  (View PDF)

“Mexico, the Americas, and the World 2010.  Foreign Policy:  Public Opinion and Leaders,” (with Guadalupe González González, Jorge Schiavon, and Gerardo Maldonado), Mexico City:  CIDE, July, 2011.  (View PDF)

“México, las Américas y el Mundo 2010.  Política exterior:  opinión pública y líderes,” (with Guadalupe González González, Jorge Schiavon, and Gerardo Maldonado), Mexico City:  CIDE, March, 2011.  (View PDF)

“(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction:  An Application of Dynamic Loglinear Models with Latent Variables to Declining Satisfaction with Democracy in Mexico,” (Mexico City:  CIDE, División de Estudios Internacionales, Working Paper No. 204), December, 2010.  (View PDF)

SELECTED WORKING PAPERS & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Jumping on the Bandwagon after the Election?  Testing Alternative Theories of Vote Share Overestimation in California Ballot Initiatives,” American Political Science Association meeting, September 1-4, 2010, Washington, D.C. (with Martin Johnson and Shaun Bowler).  (View PDF) (View Appendix)

“A Unified Log-linear Modelling Framework for Post-Stratification and Raking Weights:  an Application to the National Asian American Survey (NAAS),” research report, UC-Riverside Survey Research Center, June, 2009.  (View PDF)

“Who Really Votes in Mexico:  Rethinking the Effects of Sociodemographic Conditions on the Decision to Vote” (with Edmundo Berumen), American Political Science Association meeting, Chicago, August 30-September 3, 2007.  (View PDF)