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Manuel Balán

Balán

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Institute for the Study of International Development
PhD, University of Texas at Austin

manuel [dot] balan [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Personal Website here

Institute for the Study of International Development Website: http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/

 

Main Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Corruption and Development, Political Competition, Politics of the Media and Scandals, Transparency and Anti-Corruption Policies, Political parties and political Systems, Constitutional Design and Implementation, Research Design, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Formal Modeling.

 

Selected Publications

“Competition by Denunciation: The Political Dynamics of Corruption Scandals in Argentina and Chile.” Comparative Politics. 43(4): 459-478.

“La Denuncia como Estrategia.” Desarrollo Económico. (Forthcoming).

“The Process of Adoption of Freedom of Information Acts: A Nested Logit Model.” Under Review.

“From Freedom of Expression to Media (In)dependence: Media Coverage of Corruption Scandals in Latin America.” Manuscript in Preparation.

“Independent Controls or Political Weapons? The Role of Control Agencies in Denouncing Corruption.” Manuscript in Preparation.

 

Selected Presentations:

“La Denuncia como Estrategia.” Paper presented at Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. July 2011.
“The Process of Adoption of Freedom of Information Laws: A Nested Logit Model.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Toronto, Canada. September 2009.

“From Corruption to Corruption Scandal: The Political Dynamics of Corruption Scandals in Argentina, Brazil and Chile.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, United States. April 2009.

“Competencia Política y Escándalos de Corrupción en Argentina, Brasil, y Chile.” Presentation at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. September 2007.

“Corruption Scandals in Latin America: Analyzing the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.” Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Conference in Montreal, Canada. September 2007.

“Explaining Corruption Scandals in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago, United States. September 2007.

“Corrupçaõ e Política na America Latina.” Presentation at Fundaçaõ Getulio Vargas, Saõ Paulo, Brazil. May 2007.

“Today’s Allies, Tomorrow’s Enemies? The Political Dynamics of Corruption Scandals in Latin America.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, United States. August 2006.

“Anti-Corruption Policies in Argentina and Chile” Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. March 2006.

“Citizenship, Nationality, and Education: a survey of classical and contemporary approaches” Paper presented at the Annual Southwestern Political Science Association in New Orleans, United States. March 2005.