Amy Erica Smith co-authors article in the Journal of Democracy


Amy Erica Smith, a Liberal Arts and Sciences’ dean’s professor and associate professor of political science, has co-authored an article for the Journal of Democracy.

The article is titled, “Latin America Erupts: When Does Competitive Authoritarianism Take Root?”

The Journal of Democracy is the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy. Since its first appearance in 1990, it has engaged both activists and intellectuals in critical discussions of the problems of and prospects for democracy around the world. Today, the Journal is at the center of debate on the major social, political, and cultural challenges that confront emerging and established democracies alike.

Smith is a Carnegie Fellow. She is also the author of Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God (2019).