演讲主题：Inequality and Democratic Survival
演讲嘉宾：David Sameuls，Distinguished McKnight Professor，Department of Political Science，University of Minnesota
嘉宾概况：David Samuels is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Political Science. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego in 1998. His research and teaching interests include Brazilian and Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and democratization.
Professor Samuelscurrently serves as co-editor ofComparative Political Studies. His most recent book,Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competition Approach(with Ben Ansell) (Cambridge University Press, 2014), won the American Political Science Association's Woodrow Wilson Foundation award for "best book on politics, government, or international affairs," as well as the William H. Riker best book prize from the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association. He is also the author ofPresidents, Parties, and Prime Ministers(with Matthew Shugart) (Cambridge University Press, 2010),Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil(Cambridge University Press, 2003), and the co-editor of Decentralization andDemocracy in Latin America(University of Notre Dame Press, 2004). His introductory undergraduate comparative politics textbook,Comparative Politicsand country-casebookCase Studies in Comparative Politics, are available from Pearson Higher Education.