Professor of Political Science:
Phone: +1 401 863 1578
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Professor Richard Snyder's research and teaching focus on comparative politics, with an emphasis on the political economy of development, political regimes, and Latin American politics.
Richard Snyder is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. He is the author of Politics after Neoliberalism: Reregulation in Mexico (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and Passion, Craft and Method in Comparative Politics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007, with Gerardo L. Munck). He recently edited a special issue of the journal Studies in Comparative International Development on "Dependency and Development in a Globalized World" (2009, with Patrick Heller and Dietrich Rueschemeyer). Among Snyder's recent articles are "Scaling Down: The Subnational Comparative Method" in Studies in Comparative International Development (2001), "Diamonds, Blood, and Taxes: A Revenue-Centered Framework for Explaining Political Order," in Journal of Conflict Resolution (2005, with Ravi Bhavnani), "Does Lootable Wealth Breed Disorder? A Political Economy of Extraction Framework" in Comparative Political Studies (2006), "Beyond Electoral Authoritarianism: The Spectrum of Nondemocratic Regimes," in Andreas Schedler, ed. Electoral Authoritarianism: The Dynamics of Unfree Competition (2006), "Debating the Direction of Comparative Politics: An Analysis of Leading Journals" in Comparative Political Studies (2007, with Gerardo L. Munck), and "Dependency and Development in a Globalized World: Looking Back and Forward" in Studies in Comparative International Development (2009, with Patrick Heller and Dietrich Rueschemeyer). His other articles on political regimes and the political economy of development have appeared in journals such as British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, and World Politics. His current research includes a comparative study of how dependence on foreign funding affects the social sciences in Latin America.