| Mitchell Seligson|
| Professor, Vanderbilt University; author|
The Legitimacy Puzzle in Latin America: Political Support and Democracy in Eight Nations
Latin American Public Opinion Project
John Booth, James Malloy, Edward J. Williams
Mitchell A. Seligson Wikipedia
Mitchell A. Seligson is the Centennial Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. He founded and is Senior Advisor to the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), which conducts the AmericasBarometer surveys that currently cover 27 countries in the Americas. Seligson has published many books and papers on political science topics. He was elected to membership in the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights in 2011.
Seligson held the Daniel H. Wallace Chair of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and served as director of their Center for Latin American Studies.
He has been a Fulbright Fellow and has received grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Howard Heinz Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, USAID and others. He has chaired or co-chaired 40 Ph.D. dissertations. He was awarded the James A. Robertson Memorial Prize for the best paper in Latin American history, the Hoover Institution Annual Prize for the Best Scholarly Article on Latin America, and the Best Paper Award (Pi Sigma Alpha) at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association. Seligson is a founding member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the AfroBarometer. He has been appointed to the Academic Board (Consejo Académico) of the research institute, “Mexico, las Américas y el Mundo,” at CIDE Mexico (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C.), and is an appointed member of the World Bank Technical Expert Group (TEC) on Actionable Governance Indicators (AGI
He is an elected member of the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. He has consulted for USAID, the World Bank, the UNDP and the IADB. He served on the National Academy of Sciences panel studying the impact of foreign assistance and democracy, and is an appointed member of the Organization of American States (OAS) Advisory Board of Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices, and a member of the editorial boards of the European Political Science Review (Cambridge University Press) the Journal of Democracy en Español, Comparative Political Studies, Revista Opinião Pública, the Political Analysis series, Palgrave Macmillan, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, the Colombia Internacional (University of Los Andes) and the Delaware Review of Latin American Studies (DeRLAS).
Since 2017 a research prize has been named in honor of Mitchell Seligson. The Seligson Prize is awarded annually to academic research that uses LAPOP’s AmericasBarometer data and that is published or finalized within two calendar years of each annual call.
He has published over 140 articles, 14 books and more than a 35 monographs and occasional papers. His most recent books are The Legitimacy Puzzle in Latin America: Democracy and Political Support in Eight Nations (Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-authored with John Booth, and Development and Underdevelopment, the Political Economy of Global Inequality (Fourth Edition, Lynne Reinner Publishers, co-edited with John Passé-Smith, 2008 and Fifth Edition, 2014).Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, co-edited with John Passé-Smith. Boulder, CO:Lynne Reinner Publishers, 5th edition, 2014.
John Booth and Mitchell A. Seligson, The Legitimacy Puzzle: Democracy and Political Support in Eight Latin American Nations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, 3rd edition, co-edited with John Passé-Smith. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2003
Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Global Inequality, co-edited with John Passé-Smith. Boulder, CO:Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1998.
Elections and Democracy in Central America, Revisited, co-edited with John A. Booth. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.
Development and Underdevelopment: The Political Economy of Inequality, co-edited with John Passé-Smith. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1993.
Elections and Democracy in Central America, co-edited with John A. Booth. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
Authoritarians and Democrats: Regime Transition in Latin America', co-edited with James M. Malloy. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987.
'The Gap Between Rich and Poor: Contending Perspectives on the Political Economy of Development, (ed.) Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1984.
Maquiladoras and Migration: Workers in the Mexico-United States Border Industrialization Program, co-authored with Edward J. Williams. Austin: University of Texas Press Services (1982).
El campesino y el capitalismo agrario de Costa Rica. Translation of above, San José, Costa Rica: Editorial Costa Rica (1980). Second revised edition, 1984.
Peasants of Costa Rica and the Development of Agrarian Capitalism. Madison and London: University of Wisconsin Press (1980).
Politics and the Poor: Political Participation in Latin America, Vol. II, co-edited with John A. Booth. New York and London: Holmes and Meier Publishers (1979).
Citizen and State: Political Participation in Latin America, Vol. I, co-edited with John A. Booth. New York and London: Holmes and Meier Publishers (1978).
”Old Wine in New Bottles: The Utility of Data Reanalysis in the Social Sciences“ Historical Methods Newsletter, 5 (June, 1972), pp. 101–107.
”The ‘Dual Society’ Thesis in Latin America: A Reexamination of the Costa Rican Case“ Social Forces 51:1 (September, 1972), pp. 91–98. Revised, translated and reprinted: *”La tesis de 'la sociedad dual' en América Latina: una reexaminación del caso de Costa Rica“ Revista de ciencias sociales, (Costa Rica) 10 (octubre 1975), pp. 33–47.
”Transactions and Community Formation: Fifteen Years of Growth and Stagnation in Central America“ Journal of Common Market Studies, 11 (March, 1973), pp. 173–190.
”Applying Quantitative Techniques to Quantitative History: The Case of Mexico“ with Felix G. Boni, Latin American Research Review, 8 (Summer, 1973), pp. 105–110.
”Agrarian Policy in Dependent Societies: Costa Rica“ Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs 19 (May, 1977), pp. 201–32.
”Political Participation in Latin America: An Agenda for Research“ with John A. Booth, Latin American Research Review, 11 (Fall, 1976), pp. 95–119.
”Prestige Among Peasants: A Multidimensional Analysis of Preference Data“ American Journal of Sociology, 83 (November, 1977), pp. 632–52.
”Language and Political Behavior: A Methodology for Utilizing the Linguistic Component of Socioeconomic Status“ American Journal of Political Science 22 (August, 1978), pp. 712–741, co-authored with Susan Berk-Seligson.
”Peasants as Activists: A Reevaluation of Political Participation in the Countryside“ with John A. Booth. Comparative Political Studies 12 (April, 1979), pp. 29–59.
”The Impact of Agrarian Reform: A Study of Costa Rica“ The Journal of Developing Areas 13 (January, 1979), pp. 161–174. Reprinted in Marc Edelman and Joanne Kenen, eds., The Costa Rica Reader, New York: Grove Weidenfield, 1989.
”Public Policies in Conflict: Land Reform and Family Planning in Costa Rica“ Comparative Politics, 12 (October, 1979), pp. 49–62. Translated and reprinted: *”Las políticas públicas en conflicto: La reforma agraria y planificación familiar en Costa Rica“ Experiencias de reforma agraria y políticas estatales (working papers), (San José, Costa Rica: Centro de Estudios Democráticos de América Latina, CEDAL, 1978).
”Political and Interpersonal Trust Among Peasants: A Reevaluation“ with José Manuel Salazar X. Rural Sociology, 44 (Fall, 1979), pp. 505–524.
”Trust, Efficacy and Modes of Political Participation: A Study of Costa Rican Peasants“ British Journal of Political Science, 10 (January, 1980), pp. 75–98.
”A Problem-Solving Approach to Measuring Political Efficacy“ Social Science Quarterly, 60 (March, 1980), pp. 630–642.
”Threat, Ethnicity and Education: Tolerance toward the Civil Liberties of the Arab Minority in Israel*” (in Hebrew), with Dan Caspi, Megamot, 15 (May, 1982), pp. 37–53.
”Diffuse Political Support and Antisystem Political Behavior: A Comparative Analysis“ American Journal of Political Science, 26 (May, 1982), pp. 240–264. With Edward N. Muller and Thomas O. Jukam.
”Toward an Empirical Theory of Tolerance: Radical Groups in Israel and Costa Rica“ Comparative Political Studies, with Dan Caspi, 15 (January,1983), pp. 385–404.
”Arabs in Israel: Political Tolerance and Ethnic Conflict*” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science with Dan Caspi, 19:4, 1983, pp. 55–66.
”The Political Culture of Authoritarianism in Mexico: A Reexamination“ with John A. Booth, Latin American Research Review, 19 (No. l, January, 1984), pp. 106–124. Awarded the 1984 Hoover Institution Annual Prize for the Best Scholarly Article on Latin America.
”Tierra y trabajo en Guatemala: La ecuación desequilibrada“ co-authored with John Kelley, Anuario de estudios Centroamericanos, 12(2), 1986, pp. 5–34.
”Democratization in Latin America: The Current Cycle.” In James M. Malloy and Mitchell A. Seligson, eds., Authoritarians and Democrats: The Politics of Regime Transition in Latin America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987.
”Development, Democratization and Decay: Central America at the Crossroads.” In James M. Malloy and Mitchell A. Seligson, eds., Authoritarians and Democrats: The Politics of Regime Transition in Latin America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987.
”Inequality and Insurgency“ with Edward N. Muller, American Political Science Review, 81 (June, 1987), pp. 425–451.
”Costa Rica and Jamaica.” In Myron Weiner and Ergun Ozbudun, eds., Competitive Elections in Developing Countries. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1987.
”Democratic Stability and Economic Crisis: Costa Rica, 1978-1983“ co-authored with Edward N. Muller, International Studies Quarterly, 31(September, 1987), pp. 301–326. Reprinted as, ”Estabilidad democrática y crisis económica: Costa Rica, 1978-1983“ Anuario de estudios Centroamericanos, Vol. 16 (2), 1990 and Vol. 17 (1), 1991, pp. 71–92.
”Elecciones ordinarias en tiempos extraordinarios: la economía política del voto en Costa Rica“ Co-authored with Miguel Gómez Barrantes, Anuario de estudios centro¬americanos, 13(1), 1987, pp. 5–24. Extract reprinted in Repetorio Politico, eds. Turcato di Tella and Patricia Chomnález, Editorial Emecé (Planeta) of Buenos Aires, 2007.
”Education, Participation, and Support for Democratic Norms“ with E. Muller and Ilter Turan, Comparative Politics, 20 (October, 1987), pp. 19–33.
”Central American Studies.” In Mark B. Rosenberg, ed., Central American Studies: Toward a New Research Agenda. Miami: Occasional Papers Series, Dialogues No. 110, Florida International University, July, 1988.
”Ordinary Elections in Extraordinary Times: The Political Economy of Voting in Costa Rica.” In John A. Booth and Mitchell A. Seligson, eds., Elections and Democracy in Central America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
”From Uncertainty to Uncertainty: The Institutionalization of Elections in Central America.” In John A. Booth and Mitchell A. Seligson, eds., Elections and Democracy in Central America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
”Land Inequality and Political Violence.” With Edward Muller and Hung-der Fu, American Political Science Review, 83 (June, 1989), pp. 577–587.
”Economic Crisis, Incumbent Performance and Regime Support: A Comparison of Longitudinal Data from West Germany and Costa Rica“ co-authored with Edward Muller and Steve Finkel, British Journal of Political Science, 19 (July, 1989), pp. 329–351.
”Political Culture and Democratization in Latin America.” In James M. Malloy and Eduardo Gamarra, eds., Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Record, Vol. VII. New York: Holmes and Meir, 1990, pp. 49–65. Reprinted in Roderic A. Camp, Democracy in Latin America: Patterns and Cycles. Wilmington, DE: SR Books, 1996, pp. 67–90.
”Costa Rica.” In Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline, Latin American Politics and Development, Third edition, 1990, Boulder: Westview Press.
”Paths to Democracy and the Political Culture of Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua.” Co-authored with John A. Booth. In Larry Diamond, ed., Political Culture and Democracy in Developing Countries, Boulder: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1993, pp. 107–138. A different version appears as ”Cultura política y democratización: vías alternas en Nicaragua y Costa Rica.” In Carlos Barba Solano, José Luis Barros Horcasitas y Javier Hurtado, Transiciones a la democracia en Europa y América Latina. México: FLACSO y la Universidad de Guadalajara, 1991, pp. 628–681. Also appears in the ”textbook edition” as *”Paths to Democracy and the Political Culture of Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua“ Larry Diamond, ed., Political Culture and Democracy in Developing Countries, Boulder: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 1994, pp. 99–130.
”Cuba and the Central American Connection: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy.” In Carmelo Mesa-Lago, ed., Cuba in the Post Cold War Era. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993.
”Costa Rica.” In Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline, Latin American Politics and Development, Fourth edition, 1993, Boulder: Westview Press.
”Political Culture and Regime Type: Evidence from Nicaragua and Costa Rica“ co-authored with John A. Booth. Journal of Politics, Vol. 55, No. 3, August, 1993, pp. 777–792.
”Foreign Policy Belief Systems in Comparative Perspective: The United States and Costa Rica“ co-authored with Jon Hurwitz and Mark Peffley, International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 37, September, 1993, pp. 245–270.
”Actitudes de la población centroamericana frente a la integración política y económica.” Anuario de estudios Centroamericanos, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1993, pp. 7–24.
”Inequality and Political Violence Revisited“ American Political Science Review, Vol. 87 (December, 1993), pp. 983–993, co-authored with William J. Dixon and Edward N. Muller.
”Land Inequality: A Comparison of Census Data and Property Records in Twentieth-Century Southern Costa Rica“ co-authored with Marc Edelman, Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 73: 3 (August, 1994), pp. 445–491. Reprinted in translation in Anuario de estudios Centroamericanos, 20(1), pp. 65–113, 1994. Winner of the 1995 James A. Robertson Memorial Prize awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.
”Civic Culture and Democracy: The Question of the Causal Relationships“ American Political Science Review, Vol. 88 (September, 1994), pp. 635–654. With Edward N. Muller.
”Reformism and Radicalism Among Peasants: An Empirical Test of Jeffrey Paige's Agrarian Revolution“ American Journal of Political Science. Co-authored with Leslie Anderson. Vol. 38, November, 1994, pp. 944–972.
”Thirty Years of Transformation in the Agrarian Structure of El Salvador, 1961-1991.” Latin American Research Review, 30(No. 3), 1995: 43-74.
”Agrarian Inequality and the Theory of Peasant Rebellion“ Latin American Research Review Vol. 31 (2), 1996, pp. 140–157.
”Low Intensity Warfare, High Intensity Death: The Demographic Impact of the Wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua.” With Vincent McElhinny. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Vol. 21, No. 42, 1996, pp. 211–241.
”Tatu Vanhanen Thesis and the Prospects for Democracy in Latin America.” In Tatu Vanhanen, Prospects for Democracy: A Study of 172 Countries. London: Routledge, 1997, pp., 277-283.
”Asset Distribution and Access: Land Tenure Programs.” With Virginia Lambert. In Luther G. Tweeten and Donald G. McClelland, eds., Promoting Third-World Development and Food Security. Westport, CT.: Praeger, 1997, pp. 153–182.
”The Costa Rican Revolution (1948)“ Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions, Jack Goldstone, ed. Washington, D. C.: Congressional Quarterly Books, 1998.
”La cultura política en Paraguay: Lineamientos de estudios de valores democráticos para el año 1996.” In Agustín Carrizosa, ed., Transición en Paraguay: Cultura política y valores democráticos. CIRD: Asunción, Paraguay, 1998, pp. 43–120.
”Foreword*” to The Emergence of Insurgency in El Salvador: Political Will and Ideology by Yvon Grenier. London: Macmillan Press, Ltd., 1999.
”Popular Support for Regional Economic Integration in Latin America“ Journal of Latin American Studies, Volume 31, Part I, February, 1999, pp. 129–150. ”Apoio Popular à Integração Econômica Regional na América Latina*” Translation into Portuguese in Opinião Pública, (Brazil) Vol. 6, no. 2 (Octubro), 2000, pp. 230–251.
”Toward A Model of Democratic Stability: Political Culture in Central America” Estudios interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, (July–December) Volume 11, No. 2, 2000, pp. 5–29.
”Costa Rica“ Encyclopædia Britannica Book of the Year, 2000. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica. 2000, pp. 410–411.
”Mensurando Confiança Interperssoal: Notas acerca de um Conceito Multidimensional“ (in Portuguese) co-authored with Lucio Renno, Dados? Revista de Ciências Sociais (Brazil) Volume 43, no. 4, 2000, pp. 783–803.
”Costa Rican Exceptionalism: Why the ‘Ticos’ Are Different“ in Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America, ed. Roderic Ai Camp. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001, pp. 90–106.
”Costa Rica.” In Joel Krieger, ed., The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 178–179.
”Measuring Cuban Public Opinion: Methodology.” Comments on a paper by Churchill Roberts. In Cuba in Transition, Vol. 9, pp. 249–250. Washington: Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, 1999.
”Costa Rica.” In Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline, Latin American Politics and Development, Fifth edition, 2000, Boulder: Westview Press, pp. 442–446.
”Trouble in Paradise: The Impact of the Erosion of System Support in Costa Rica, 1978-1999.” Latin American Research Review, Volume 37, No. 1, 2002, pp. 160–185. A)Translation of a somewhat different version of above: ”¿Problemas en el Paraíso? La erosión en el apoyo al sistema político y la centroamericanización de Costa Rica, 1978-1999.” In Jorge Rovira Más, ed., La Democracia de Costa Rica ante el siglo XXI, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 2001, pp. 87–120. B) Nominated for the Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award of the American Political Science Association.
”Costa Rica“ Encyclopædia Britannica Book of the Year, 2001. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica. 2001, p. 417.
”El reto de la tolerancia política en Bolivia.” Reto, Revista especializada de análisis político (Bolivia). No. 8, Mayo, 2001, pp. 5–15.
”Las dimensiones y el impacto político de la delincuencia en la población guatemalteca.” Co-authored with Dinorah Azpuru. In Luis Rosero, ed., Población del Istmo 2000: Familia, migración, violencia y medio ambiente. San José, Costa Rica: Centro Centroamericano de Población (CCP) de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 2001 pp. 277–306.
”Pérdida progresivo del apoyo al sistema político costarricense, 1978-1999“ extracted in Auditoría ciudadana sobre la calidad de la democracia, Volumen 1. Pavas, Costa Rica: Proyecto Estado de la Nación, 2001, p. 159.
”Corruption and Democratization: What is to be Done?” Public Integrity, Volume III, No. 3 (Summer) 2001, pp. 221–241.
”The Impact of Corruption on Regime Legitimacy: A Comparative Study of Four Latin American Countries.” Journal of Politics, Volume 64. No. 2 (May, 2002), pp. 408–433. Reprinted and translated in Mitchell A. Seligson and Daniel Moreno, eds.,
La cultura política de los bolivianos: aproximaciones cuantitativas. Cochabamba, Bolivia, Ciudadanía. 2006, pp. 43–74
”Political Support, Political Skepticism and Political Stability in New Democracies: An Empirical Examination of Mass Support for coups d’Etat in Peru“ co-authored with Julio Carrión Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1 (February, 2002), pp. 58–82.
”Meaning and Measurement in Cross-National Research on Satisfaction with Democracy“ co-authored with Jeff Mondak and Damarys Canache, Public Opinion Quarterly, Volume 65, Winter, 2001, pp. 506–528.
”Costa Rica“ Encyclopædia Britannica Book of the Year, 2002. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica. 2002, p. 411.
”The Renaissance of Political Culture or the Renaissance of the Ecological Fallacy“ Comparative Politics, Vol. 34, April, 2002, pp. 273–292.
”On the Measurement of Corruption“ APSA-CP, Volume 13, Issue 2 (Summer, 2002), pp. 5–6, 30.
”Costa Rica“ Encyclopædia Britannica Book of the Year, 2003. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica. 2003
”Decentralization, Local Government Performance, and System Support: A Study of Bolivia“ co-authored with Jon Hiskey, Studies in Comparative International Development. Volume 37, No. 4, Winter, 2003, pp. 64–88.
”The Environment and Governance and Corruption“ with Francesca Recanatini In Ecuador: An Economic and Social Agenda in the New Millennium, edited by Vicente Fretes-Cibils, Marcelo M. Giugale and José Roberto López-Cálix, pp. 411–43. Washington, D. C.: World Bank, 2003.
”Public Support for Due Process Rights: The Case of Guatemala.” Journal of the Southwest, Vol. 45, No. 4 Winter, 2003, pp. 557–594.
”Corrupción y democracia” Revista de ciencias sociales (Argentina), Vol. 14, Agosto, 2003, pp. 67–96.
”Participación ciudadana en los gobiernos locales en América Central.” Co-authored with Ricardo Córdova Macías. In Ricardo Córdova Macías and Leslie Quiñónez Basagoitia, eds. Participación ciudadana y desarrollo local en Centroamérica, San Salvador: Fundación Dr. Guillermo Manuel Ungo, 2003, pp. 307–324.
”Costa Rica“ Encyclopædia Britannica Book of the Year, 2004, p. 385. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica.
”Prólogos” to ¿Democracia sin reglas?Las debilidades del Estado de Derecho en la construcción democrática de América Central; Observatorio de la Democracia en Centroamérica. Jaime Ordóñez y Rotsay Rosales, Eds. San José, Costa Rica: Estudios para el Futuro, y Ogranización de los Estados Americanos. 2004.
”The Latin American Public Opinion Project: corruption victimization, 2004” in Diana Rodriguez and others, ed., Transparency International, Global Corruption Report, 2005: Special Focus—Corruption in Construction and Post-conflict Reconstruction. London: Pluto Press,Transparency International, 2005, pp. 282–284.
”Improving the Quality of Survey Research in Democratizing Countries“ ', January, 2005, pp. 51–56. Translated and reprinted as ”Encuestas y democratización“ in Este País (Mexico), número 168, marzo 2005, pp. 4–13.
”Mejorarando la calidad de la investigacion por medio de encuestas en los paises en democratizacion“ Rev. Ciencias Sociales, 108:79-90/2005. Costa Rica.
”Costa Rica“ Encyclopædia Britannica Book of the Year, 2005, p. 385. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica.
”Democracy on Ice: The Multiple Challenges of Guatemala's Peace Process.” In Francis Hagopian and Scott Mainwaring, eds., The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: Advances and Setbacks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 202–231.
”Can Social Capital be Constructed? Decentralization and Social Capital Formation in Latin America.” In Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change, edited by Lawrence Harrison and Jerome Kegan. New York: Routledge, 2005.
The Measurement and Impact of Corruption Victimization: Survey Evidence from Latin America“ World Development, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 381–404, 2006.
”Political Legitimacy and Participation in Costa Rica: Evidence of Arena Shopping”, co-authored with John A. Booth, Political Research Quarterly, Volume 58, NO. 4 (December 2005), pp. 537–550.
”Costa Rica.” in Wiarda, Howard J., and Harvey F. Kline. Latin American Politics and Development. 6th ed. New York: Westview Press, 2006.
”Strategy, Careers, and Judicial Decisions: Lessons from the Bolivian Courts ”, co-authored with Barry Ames and Anibal Perez-Linan, in the May, 2006 issue of the Journal of Politics.
”Os contornos da cidadania critica explorando a legitimidade democratica “ co-authored with John A. Booth and Miguel Gómez B., Opinião Pública (Brazil), Maio 2006, vol.12, no.1, p. 1-37.
”Costa Rica“ Encyclopædia Britannica 2007 Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2007, pp. 382–383.
”The Rise of Populism and the Left in Latin America“ Journal of Democracy, Volume 18, No. 3 (July, 2007), pp. 81–95. Reprinted and translated into Korean, in The Freedom Review, (No. 8), 2007, pp. 137–143
”El Estado, la Gobernabilidad, y la Legitimidad Política en América Latina” in Contribuciones al Debate II: Democracia, Estado y Ciudadanía, UNDP, forthcoming.
”The Effects of U.S. Foreign Assistance on Democracy Building, 1990-2003“ with Steven Finkel and Anibal Pérez-Liñán, World Politics.
"The "Kling Thesis": An Early Effort at Systematic Comparative Politics" Political Research Quarterly, Volume 61 Number 1, March 2008 17-19
"Inequality and Democracy in Latin America: Individual and Contextual Effects of Wealth on Political Participation.” Co-authored with John A. Booth. In Anirudh Krishna, ed., Poverty, Participation, and Democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 94–124.
"Costa Rica,” Encyclopædia Britannica 2008 Book of the Year. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2008, p. 388.
"Trends in Democracy Assistance: What Has the U.S. Been Doing?” co-authored with Dinorah Azpuru, Steve Finkel, and Aníbal Pérez Liñán, Journal of Democracy, Volume 19, No. 2, April 2008, pp. 150–159.
"The Americas Barometer 2006: Report on Corruption.” Co-authored with Dominique Zéphyr. In Transparency International, Global Corruption Report 2008: Corruption in the Water Sector. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 312–315.
"Human Subjects Projection and Large-N Research: When Exempt is Non-Exempt, and Research is Non-Research,” PS: Political Science and Politics, July 2008, pp. 477–482.
"Watering Not Transplanting: The Case for Democracy Assistance,” co-authored with Steven Finkel, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, and Neal Tate, APSA-CP, Volume 19, issue 2 (Summer, 2008), pp. 15–18.
Jose R. López-Cálix, Mitchell A. Seligson, and Lorena Alcázar, “Does Local Accountability Work? Tracing “Leakages” in the Peruvian Vaso de leche Program.” In Stephen D. Morris and Charles H. Blake, eds., Political Corruption and Democracy in Latin America, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009, forthcoming.
Juliana Martínez and Mitchell A. Seligson "Limits to Costa Rican Heterodoxy: What Has Changed in ‘Paradise’?" In The Politics of Democratic Governance in Latin America: Clues and Lessons, edited by Scott Mainwaring and Timothy Scully. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, forthcoming.
Mitchell A. Seligson, Steven E. Finkel and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, “Exporting Democracy: Does it Work?” In Zoltan Barany and Robert G. Moser, eds., Exporting Democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming
Abby Córdova and Mitchell A. Seligson, “Economic Crisis and Democracy in Latin America,” PS: Political Science and Politics, forthcoming, October, 2009.