Michael Coppedge

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Michael Coppedge [1]

  • 1995-present: Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Notre Dame (tenured 1997)
  • 1995-present: Faculty Fellow, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame

Service Beyond the University

  • 2005-2007: Treasurer, APSA Comparative Democratization Section
  • 2005-2006: Editorial Board, IPSA/APSA Committee on Concepts and Methods Working Paper Series
  • 2003: Democratization Section Head for the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Midwest PSA
  • 2002-2005: Co-Editor of APSA-CP, the newsletter of APSA’s section on Comparative Politics
  • 2002-2003: Democratization Track Chair for the 2003 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association
  • 2000: Board member, Joint IPSA/APSA Research Committee on Concepts and Methods
  • 1999-2000: Data Set Award Selection Committee, Comparative Politics Section of APSA
  • 1998-99: Council Member of the Venezuelan Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association
  • 1996-97: Member of Nominations Committee, Latin American Studies Association
  • 1994-present: Member of Research Council, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy
  • 1990: Fulbright Selection Committee


  • 2005: Member of expert group advising academics contracted by USAID to do a quantitative assessment of its Democracy Promotion activities
  • 2005: Advised Gerson Lehrman Group's Policy & Economics Council on political risk in Venezuela
  • 1998-2002: Consultant on research methods to the Estado de la Nación Project, San José, Costa Rica
  • 1997-98: Editor for electoral systems articles for Administration & Cost of Elections Project, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)
  • 1993: Advisory Committee, Inter-American Dialogue project on Ethnic Divisions and the Consolidation of Democracy
  • 1992-1994: Advisor to Hernando De Soto on constitutional reform in Peru
  • 1991-1992: Consultant to the National Research Council on measuring democracy
  • 1989-1992: Consultant to USAID on the Democracy Initiative
  • 1986-1987: Consultant to Mellman and Lazarus on polling in Uruguay
  • 1986: Research Assistant to Robert A. Dahl, Yale University

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  1. CV, Michael Coppedge, accessed September 20, 2007.