Moises Arce Moises Arce

Field: Comparative Politics
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Moises Arce (Professor and Frederick A. Middlebush Chair in Political Science) has been with the Department since 2006. He received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Market Reform in Society (Penn State 2005), Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru (Pittsburgh 2014), and numerous articles in journals, such as Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, European Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Politics, Journal of Politics in Latin America, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Party Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Studies in Comparative International Development, and World Politics. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. He previously taught at Louisiana State University. Professor Arce has served as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2003), and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo (2014). From 2004-2006, he served as co-chair of the Peru Section, an interdisciplinary organization of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).

Research Statement

My primary research interests are in the areas of the politics of market transitions, comparative political economy, public opinion, and contentious politics. My current research examines the political consequences of natural resource abundance and the limits of resource-based growth policies in Latin America and Africa.

Courses Taught

  • Latin American Government and Politics
  • Third World Politics
  • Politics of Development
  • Comparative Democratization
  • Comparative Political Economy (Graduate)
  • Latin American Politics (Graduate)

Recent Representative Publications

Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014).

Market Reform in Society: Post-crisis Politics and Economic Change in Authoritarian Peru (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005).

“Competitiveness, Partisanship and Subnational Protest in Argentina,” co-authored with Jorge Mangonnet, Comparative Political Studies 46, 8 (2013): 895-919).

“Low-Intensity Democracy Revisited: The Effects of Economic Liberalization on Political Activity in Latin America,” co-authored with Paul T. Bellinger Jr., World Politics 60, 1 (2007): 97-121.

“Political Violence and Presidential Approval in Peru,” Journal of Politics 65, 2 (2003): 572-583.

“The Sustainability of Economic Reform in a ‘Most Likely’ Case: Peru,” Comparative Politics 35, 3 (2003): 335-354.

“Globalization, Taxation and Burden-Shifting in Latin America,” co-authored with Erik Wibbels, International Organization 57, 1 (2003): 111-136.

“Neoliberalism and Lower-Class Voting Behavior in Peru,” co-authored with Kenneth M. Roberts, Comparative Political Studies 31, 2 (1998): 217-246.

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