Publications

Books

2016. Constitutional Courts as Mediators. Armed Conflict, Civil-Military Relations and the Rule of Law in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press

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2011. Courts in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press. Co-edited with Gretchen Helmke

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2002. Siglo XX: Muerte y Resurrección de la Iglesia Católica en Chiapas. México, D.F.: UNAM, México

Articles

2017. “Justice Institutions in Autocracies: A Framework For Analysis”, Democratization. Vol. 25, No. 1,  1-18. Coauthored with Paloma Aguilar.

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2017. “Instituciones Judiciales Subnacionales en México, 1917-2014”, Colombia Internacional, No. 91,  243-263. Coauthored with Luis Soto Tamayo.

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2017. “Competencia electoral e independencia judicial en los estados de México”. Revista Mexicana de Sociología. Vol. 79, no. 2, 287-318. Coauthored with Luis Soto Tamayo.

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2013. “An Evaluation of Cross-National Measures of Judicial Independence”. Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, vol. 30, no.1, 104-137. Coauthored with Jeffrey K. Staton

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2012. “Sociolegal Studies in Mexico”. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol. 8, 307-21

2012.“Justice System Institutions and Corruption Control. Evidence from Latin America”. Justice Systems Journal, vol. 33, no. 2, 195-2014.

2011. “The Politics of Amendment Processes. Supreme Court Influence in the Design of Judicial Councils”. Texas Law Review, vol. 89, 1807-1833. Coauthored with Andrea Pozas-Loyo

2010. “Enacting Constitutionalism. The Origins of Independent Judicial Institutions in Latin America”, Comparative Politics. Vol. 42, no. 3, 293-311. Coauthored with Andrea Pozas-Loyo

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2007. “The Emergence of an Effective Judiciary in Mexico, 1994-2002”, Latin American Politics & Society, vol. 49, no. 1, 31-57.

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2006. “Institutional Determinants of the Judicialisation of Policy in Brazil and Mexico”, Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 38, no. 4, 739-766. Coauthored with Matthew M. Taylor.

2005. “The Constitutional Adjudication Mosaic of Latin America”, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, 189-217. Coauthored with Patricio Navia.

1999.“Capital social y democracia: una revisión crítica de Robert Putnam”. Política y Gobierno, vol. VI, no. 2, 513-528. Con Alejandra Ríos Cázares

Book Chapters

2017. “Constitutional Courts as Third-Party Mediators in Conflict Resolution: The Case of the Right to Prior Consultation in Latin American Countries”. In Jorge Gordin and Lucio Renno (eds.), Institutional Innovation and the Steering of Conflicts in Latin America, pp. 161-185. London: ECPR Press.  Coauthored with Andrea Pozas-Loyo.

2017. “El gobierno del Poder Judicial y la carrera judicial en México, 1917-2017. Apuntes para una historia socio-política”. In Cien ensayos para el centenario. Aniversario de la Constitución Mexicana, vol. 4, pp. 273-287. México: IIJ-UNAM / Instituto Belisario Domínguez.

2017. “The Transformations of the Role of the Mexican Supreme Court”. In Andrea Castagnola and Saúl López Noriega (eds.), Judicial Politics in Mexico. The Supreme Court and the Transition to Democracy, pp. 8-40. New York: Routledge. Coauthored with Andrea Pozas-Loyo.

2016. “Jurisdicción Militar y sus Límites”. In Derechos del Pueblo Mexicano. México a través de sus Constituciones, vol. V Temas Transversales, 655-666. México: Porrúa Editores. Coauthored with Andrea Pozas-Loyo.

2016. “Las Transformaciones del Rol de la Suprema Corte”. In Andrea Castagnola and Saúl López Noriega (eds.), El Rol de la Suprema Corte en la Consolidación Democrática de México. México: IIJ-Tirant-lo-blanch.

2015. “Judicial Institutions”. In Jennifer Gandhi and Rubén Ruiz-Rufino (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions. New York: Routledge.

2014. “Judicial Intervention in Civic-Military Relations. Evidence from Colombia and Mexico” In Tom Ginsburg and Randall Peeremboon (eds.), Law and Development of Middle Income Countries. Avoiding the Middle Income Trap, New York: Cambridge University Press. With María Fernanda Gómez Abán.

2013.“Effectiveness and Representativeness of Justice System Institutions in Mexico´s Transition to Democracy”. In Ludovico Feoli and Moira MacKinnon (eds.), The Representativeness Effectiveness Dilemma in Latin America, New York: Routledge.

2012. “Institutional Design and Constitutional Interpretation: Constructing Due Process Rights in Latin America”. In Detlef Nolte and Almut Schilling-Vacaflor (cords.), New Constitutionalism in Latin America. London: Ashgate.

2011. “Introduction: Courts in Latin America”. En Gretchen Helmke and Julio Ríos Figueroa (eds.),Courts in Latin America, New York: Cambridge University Press. Coauthored with Gretchen Helmke.

2011.“Institutions for Constitutional Justice in Latin America”. En Gretchen Helmke and Julio Ríos Figueroa (eds.), Courts in Latin America, New York: Cambridge University Press.

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2007. “When and Why ‘Law’ and ‘Reality’ Coincide? De Jure and De Facto Judicial Independence in Chile and Mexico”. In Alejandra Rios-Cazares and David A. Shirk (eds.), Evaluating Transparency and Accountability in Mexico: National, Local and Comparative Perspectives. San Diego: University of San Diego Press. Coauthored with Andrea Pozas-Loyo.