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Marcelo Leiras

  • Assistant Professor
  • Universidad de San Andrés
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Recent publications

  • Political science in Argentina 2005-2014: The path of consolidation inside and outside the university classrooms

    • D'Alessandro M
    • Medina J
    • Leiras M
  • Who wants an independent court? Political competition and supreme court autonomy in the argentine provinces (1984-2008)

    • Leiras M
    • Tuñón G
    • Giraudy A
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Universidad de San Andrés

August 1999 - Present



University of Notre Dame

August 1994 - October 2006(12 years)


Licenciado en Sociología (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and Ph.D in Political Science (University of Notre Dame), is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science and International Relations at the Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina), Adjunct Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Conicet-Argentina). He was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Program on Democracy, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University. His research interests include democratic institutions, theories of democracy and democratization, constitutional politics, political parties and electoral behavior, federalism and multilevel governance, and Latin American politics. His doctoral dissertation explores the determinants of party and party system nationalization through a case study of contemporary Argentina. His current work explores the causes and consequences of federal and decentralized government arrangements and democratization processes at the sub-national level.

Co-authors (7)

  • Belén Abdala
  • Belén Sanchez
  • Rogelio Rodrigo
  • guadalupe tuñon

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