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Paul W. Drake

Professor Emeritus of Political Science 
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1971
Comparative Politics, Latin America

Drake specializes in Chilean politics and, more generally, in Latin American political economy. He is the sole author of Socialism and Populism in Chile, 1932-52; The Money Doctor in the Andes: The Kemmerer Missions, 1923-1933; Labor Movements and Dictatorships: The Southern Cone in Comparative Perspective; and Between Tyranny and Anarchy: A History of Democracy in Latin America, 1800-2006. He has co-edited six anthologies: Elections and Democratization in Latin America, 1980-85; El APRA de la ideologia a la praxis; The Struggle for Democracy in Chile, 1982-90; The Origins of Liberty; El modelo chileno; and State and Society in Conflict. He has contributed over fifty articles and chapters to journals and edited volumes. Professor Drake received the Bolton Prize for Socialism and Populism in Chile and the Bryce Wood Prize for The Money Doctor in the Andes; he was elected President of the Latin American Studies Association in 1988. His current research examines democracy in Latin America. He has chaired or co-chaired eleven doctoral committees for successful Ph.D. candidates in the department, and received a campus award for undergraduate teaching. In addition, he has served at UCSD as Director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, Chair of the Department of Political Science, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

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