Gerardo L. Munck
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Gerardo L. Munck
|Alma mater||University of California, San Diego|
|Known for||Comparative politics|
Munck earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, a Master's in Latin American Studies at Stanford University, and his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
United Nations Development Programme work
Munck collaborated with Dante Caputo and Guillermo O'Donnell in the preparation of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) report Democracy in Latin America. Toward a Citizens’ Democracy (2004).
Organization of American States work
Open Government Partnership work
A Middle-Quality Institutional Trap: Democracy and State Capacity in Latin America (with Sebastián L. Mazzuca; Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Measuring Democracy. A Bridge between Scholarship and Politics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics (with Richard Snyder; Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
Authoritarianism and Democratization. Soldiers and Workers in Argentina, 1976-83 (Penn State University Press, 1998).
La calidad de la democracia: Perspectivas desde América Latina (Quito, Ecuador: CELAEP and Fundación Hans Seidel, 2013); Co-editor with Sebastián Mantilla Baca. 
Regimes and Democracy in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2007).
“Regimes and Democracy in Latin America,” with David Collier. Special Issue of Studies in Comparative International Development 36, 1 (Spring 2001): 3–141. 
"Building Blocks and Methodological Challenges: A Framework for Studying Critical Junctures," with David Collier, Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, 2017. 
"What is Democracy? A Reconceptualization of the Quality of Democracy." Democratization, 23, 1 (2016): 1-26. 
"Building Democracy … Which Democracy? Ideology and Models of Democracy in Post-Transition Latin America." Government and Opposition, 50, 3 (2015): 364-93. 
"State or Democracy First? Alternative Perspectives on the State-Democracy Nexus," with Sebastián L. Mazzuca. Democratization 21, 7 (2014): 1221-43. 
"Democratic Politics in Latin America: New Debates and Research Frontiers." Annual Review of Political Science 7 (2004): 437-62. 
"Tools for Qualitative Research," pp. 105–21, in Henry E. Brady and David Collier (eds.), Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards (Boulder, Col. and Berkeley, Cal.: Rowman & Littlefield and Berkeley Public Policy Press, 2004).
"Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy: Evaluating Alternative Indices," with Jay Verkuilen. Comparative Political Studies 35, 1 (2002): 5-34. 
"The Regime Question: Theory Building in Democracy Studies." World Politics 54, 1 (2001): 119-44. 
"Game Theory and Comparative Politics: New Perspectives and Old Concerns." World Politics 53, 2 (2001): 173-204. 
"Modes of Transition and Democratization. South America and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective," with Carol Leff. Comparative Politics 29, 3 (1997): 343-62. 
"Disaggregating Political Regime: Conceptual Issues in the Study of Democratization." Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies Working Paper 228 (1996). 
- Munck CV. .
- Gerardo L. Munck and Jay Verkuilen, “Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy: Evaluating Alternative Indices,” Comparative Political Studies 35, 1 (2002): 5-34  ; Gerardo L. Munck , Measuring Democracy: A Bridge Between Scholarship and Politics (Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
- Gerardo L. Munck, “The Study of Politics and Democracy: Touchstones of a Research Agenda,” pp. 25-37, in Gerardo L. Munck (ed.), Regimes and Democracy in Latin America. Theories and Methods (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007); Gerardo L. Munck, “What is Democracy? A Reconceptualization of the Quality of Democracy,” Democratization 23, 1 (2016): 1-26. 
- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Democracy in Latin America. Toward a Citizens’ Democracy (New York and Buenos Aires: UNDP and Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, 2004). .
- OAS (Organization of American States) and UNDP, Nuestra Democracia (México: OAS, UNDP and Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010). Spanish version: ; english version: .
- Angela Hawken and Gerardo L. Munck, “A Corruption Monitoring System for Afghanistan,” UNDP Accountability and Transparency (ACT) project, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 2008.
- See, respectively, UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Report, Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives (2008)  and UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Report, Power, Voice and Rights: A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific (2010). .
- Methods for Election Observation: A Manual for OAS Election Observation Missions (Washington, D.C.: Organization of American States, October 2007). .
- Biography on USC School of International Relations website
- Personal Website
- Gerardo Munck Papers at SSRN
- The Critical Juncture Project, coordinated by David Collier and Gerardo L. Munck