Publications

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

“The Informal Dimension of Judicial Politics: A Relational Perspective.” 2017.  With Bjoern Dressel and Alexander Stroh.  Annual Review of Law and Social Science

“Venezuela (2015): Un Régimen Híbrido en Crisis.” 2016.  Revista de Ciencia Política 36(1):  365-81.

“Empirical Analysis of the Politicization of the Venezuelan Judiciary 1989-2009.” Annual Meeting of the Australian Political Studies Association, Perth, WA, Australia, October 2013 (Refereed Paper, Published Proceedings)

“Courts between Democracy and Hybrid Authoritarianism:  Evidence from the Venezuelan Supreme Court.”     Law & Social Inquiry 36 (4, November):  854-84

“Explaining Changes to Rights Litigation: Testing a Multivariate Model in a Comparative Framework.”    With Susanne Schorpp, Kirk A. Randazzo and Donald R. Songer.  The Journal of Politics 73 (April): 391-405

“The Support Structure and Sustained Attention to Rights: A Rejoinder.” With Susanne Schorpp, Kirk A. Randazzo and Donald R. Songer.    The Journal of Politics 73 (April): 410-411

“Characteristics of the Judiciary v. Corruption Perception.” 2008. Sistemas Judiciales, a Journal of the Judicial Studies Center of the Americas 13:  88-99

“La Sala Constitucional del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia de Venezuela.”   Memoria Política, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Administrativos, Universidad de Carabobo, Facultad de Derecho, No. 7, Valencia, Venezuela:  115-142

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Constitutional Courts in the Region: Between Power and Submissiveness.” 2017. In Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America.  Rosalind Dixon and Tom Ginsburg (Eds.).  Northampton, MA:  Edward Elgar, 276-299.

“A Tale of Two Waves: Latin American Migration to Australia.”  With Vicente Perez de Leon, Mara Favoretto, Elizabeth Kath, John Sinclair and Annie Fergusson. Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape.  Elizabeth Kath (Ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, 15-33.

“Politicization of the Latin American judiciary via Informal Connections.” 2012. Legitimacy, Legal Development & Change. David Linnan (Ed.). Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 307-22

“Venezuela – the Left Turning Further Left?”    Leftovers:  Tales of the Two Latin American Lefts.  Jorge Castañeda and Marco Antonio Morales-Barba (Eds.). London:  Routledge, 174-192.  Version in Spanish published in 2010 in Lo que Queda de la Izquierda.  Jorge Castañeda and Marco Antonio Morales-Barba (Eds.) Mexico: Taurus

SELECT PUBLICATIONS IN ACADEMIC BLOGS AND NEWSLETTERS  

“Introduction: The 2017 (Authoritarian) Venezuelan Constituent Assembly.”  Coordination and Introduction to Mini-Symposium about the 2017 Venezuelan Constituent Assembly, at  I-CONnect, Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.  August 2017.

“Venezuela: Towards Regime Change?” Australian Outlook.  Australian Institute of International Affairs.  May 2017.

“Witness of Venezuela’s Crisis” Australian Outlook. Australian Institute of International Affairs.  February 2017.

“Debates: Venezuela.” LASA Forum: Official publication of the Latin American Studies Association.  Coordination of Symposium and Introduction (with John Polga-Hecimovich, U.S. Naval Academy, and Iñaki Sagarzazu, Texas Tech University).  December 2016.

“Venezuela on the Verge of Dictatorship: Can Dialogue or Demonstrations Turn it Around?” (With Laura Gamboa, Utah State University) The Conversation, December 2016.

“La Politización de la Justicia en Regímenes Autoritarios: Notas para Analizar el Caso Venezolano.”  Con Distintos Acentos.  Online publication edited by the Iberoamerican Institute of the University of Salamanca.  November 2016

“The Suspension of the Recall Referendum in Venezuela.” (with Laura Gamboa, Utah State University) Democracy Blog, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Online publication, December 2016.

“Venezuela:  Demise of the Bolivarian Revolution?”  Australian Outlook.  Australian Institute of International Affairs.  September 2016.

“Standing Up for Rights:  Assessing Legal Mobilization Cross-Nationally” (With David Ortiz, New Mexico State University).  Mobilizing Ideas.  Online publication, Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame, February 2013.

Governing Europe from the Bench? Assessing the German Constitutional Court’s ESMT Ruling.” With Nicole Scicluna. Newsletter of the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Spring: 33-36.

“Judicial Research in Risky Political Environments.” 2011.  Newsletter of the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association. Winter:  11-13

“News from the Comparative Realm.” 2007.  Newsletter of the Law & Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.  Spring:  11-13

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