International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Andreas Schedler

Center for Economic Teaching and Research (CIDE, Mexico)

Andreas Schedler earned his PhD from the University of Vienna. A resident of Mexico since 1997, he is professor of political science at the Center for Economic Teaching and Research (CIDE) in Mexico City. He has done research on anti-political-establishment parties, accountability, democratic consolidation and transition, elections, and authoritarianism. He has also published on concept analysis and cross-national measurement. Between 2000 and 2012, he re-founded and reconsolidated the Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), first as its chair then as vice-chair. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals like Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Democracy, European Journal of Political Research, Party Politics, Journal of Political Philosophy, and Political Research Quarterly. He is also co-editor (with Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner) of The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies (1999) and Electoral Authoritarianism: The Dynamics of Unfree Competition (2006). In 2013, he published The Politics of Uncertainty: Sustaining and Subverting Electoral Authoritarianism with Oxford University Press (paperback edition 2015). His most recent book, In the Fog of War: Citizens and Organized Criminal Violence in Mexico, is forthcoming (in Spanish) at CIDE in Mexico City.                                                       

Forum Publications

“The Criminal Subversion of Mexican Democracy,” Journal of Democracy (Jan. 2014)

“Authoritarianism’s Last Line of Defense,” Journal of Democracy (Jan. 2010)

“The Mexican Standoff: The Mobilization of Distrust,” Journal of Democracy (Jan. 2007)

“Elections Without Democracy: The Menu of Manipulation,” Journal of Democracy (Apr. 2002)

“Mexico’s Victory: The Democratic Revelation,” Journal of Democracy (Oct. 2000)

“What Is Democratic Consolidation?” Journal of Democracy (Apr. 1998)