Faculty

Barbara Geddes

Professor

Contact Information

Email    geddes@ucla.edu
Office  3373 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 794-5484
Barbara Geddes works on democratization, authoritarian transitions, and political development with a focus on Latin American politics. Her early work investigated bureaucratic reform and corruption in Brazil, the politics of economic policy making in Latin America, and political bargaining over institutional choice. Professor Geddes' current research focuses on the breakdown of authoritarian regimes. Her theoretical typology informs a comprehensive data analytical project describing authoritarian regimes since 1946. Early conclusions from this study about regime duration and modes of transition appear in What Do We Know about Democratization after Twenty Years, Annual Review of Political Science 2 (1999). Geddes recently completed a book on comparative political research methods called Paradigms and Sand Castles: Theory Building and Research Design in Comparative Politics. Professor Geddes teaches courses on research design and Latin American politics. The Latin American politics class focuses on political institutions, contemporary democratic politics, and threats to democracy. Geddes plays a central role in our graduate program, serving on numerous dissertation committees.

Degrees

B.A., 1978, University of California, Berkeley (Political Science) Ph.D., 1986, University of California, Berkeley (Political Science)

Fields of Study

Comparative Politics

Current Courses by Term

2016 Fall Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2017 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2016 Winter Quarter

How Dictators Survive

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2015 Spring Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2015 Winter Quarter

Civil War: Dynamics, Resolution, and Recovery

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2014 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2013 Spring Quarter

Latin American Politics

2013 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2012 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2012 Spring Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2012 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2011 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2011 Spring Quarter

Latin American Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2010 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

Teaching Political Science

2010 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2010 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2009 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2008 Fall Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2007 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2007 Winter Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2006 Fall Quarter

Latin American Politics

Teaching Political Science

2006 Spring Quarter

Special Studies in Comparative Politics

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2005 Fall Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Advanced Honors Seminars

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2005 Spring Quarter

Journal Club Seminars: Political Science

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2004 Fall Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Latin American Politics

2004 Spring Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2004 Winter Quarter

Selected Topics in Political Science

Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2003 Fall Quarter

Honors Seminar and Thesis

2003 Spring Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2002 Fall Quarter

Latin American Politics

2001 Spring Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2000 Spring Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Comparative Government

1999 Fall Quarter

Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

1999 Winter Quarter

Economic Crisis and Political Change in Southeast Asia: Prospects for Democracy

1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 292B
Introduction to Political Inquiry: Research Design

2016 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 244
Latin American Politics

2016 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 154B
Government and Politics in Latin America: States of South America

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 259
Selected Topics in Comparative Politics

2015 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 98T
Civil War: Dynamics, Resolution, and Recovery

2015 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 495
Teaching Political Science

2010 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 169
Special Studies in Comparative Politics

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 189
Advanced Honors Seminars

2005 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 193
Journal Club Seminars: Political Science

2005 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C244
Latin American Politics

2004 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 194
Selected Topics in Political Science

2004 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 195A
Honors Seminar and Thesis

2003 Fall Quarter

POL SCI C197D
Seminar for Majors: Comparative Government

2000 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 98T
Economic Crisis and Political Change in Southeast Asia: Prospects for Democracy

1999 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 154B

1997 Fall Quarter