Scott W. Desposato
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0521
|B.A.||1990||University of California at Berkeley||Political Science|
|M.A.||1995||University of California at Los Angeles||Political Science|
|C.Phil.||1998||University of California at Los Angeles||Political Science|
|Ph.D.||2001||University of California at Los Angeles||Political Science|
|Harvard University||Comparative Politics|
|2005-date||Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego|
|2001-2005||Assistant Professor, University of Arizona|
|2002-2004||Harvard Academy Scholar, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University|
|2000-2001||Fellow, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University|
|1999-2000||Research Fellow, Harvard-MIT Data Center, Harvard University|
|1999||Visiting Scholar, National University of Brasil|
|1999||Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Salvador, Brazil|
Publications: directly related
Desposato, Scott W. 2003. “The Impact of Federalism on National Political Parties in Brazil.” Forthcoming, Legislative Studies Quarterly.
Desposato, Scott W. 2001. "Legislative Politics in Authoritarian Brazil". Legislative Studies Quarterly. XXVI:287-317.
Crisp, Brian and Scott Desposato. 2003. “"Constituency Building in Multimember Districts: Collusion or Conflict?” Forthcoming, Journal of Politics.
Desposato, Scott W. 2003. “"Parties for Rent? Careerism, Ideology, and Party Switching in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies" Under Review.
Desposato, Scott W. 2003. “Could SMD Solve Brazil's Political Problems? A Comparison of the Brazilian Senate and Chamber of Deputies". Working Paper for journal submission.
Publications: other significant
Desposato, Scott W. 2003. “Comparing Group and Subgroup Cohesion Scores: A Nonparametric Method with an Application to Brazil”. Forthcoming. Political Analysis.
Desposato, Scott W and John R. Petrocik. 2003. “The Variable Incumbency Advantage: New Voters, Redistricting, and the Personal Vote”. Forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science.
Brown, David, Christopher Brown, and Scott Desposato. 2002. “Left Turn on Green? International NGO’s, Social Capital, and Voting Behavior.” Comparative Political Studies. 35(7): 814-838.
Petrocik, John R., and Scott W. Desposato. 1998. "The Partisan Effects of Majority-Minority Districting, 1992-1994". Journal of Politics. V60 (August): 613-633.
Legislative Representation in Brazil: Built original dataset of roll-call votes in two national and five subnational Brazilian legislatures.
Organizer: Faculty Workshop, University of Arizona.
Service to the Latino Community Award, El Concilio del Condado de Ventura, 1991.
Collaborators & Other Affiliations
Collaborators and Co-Editors
J. Christopher Brown
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors
Barbara Geddes, UCLA
John Londregan, Princeton
John Petrocik, University of Missouri-Columbia
Samuel Huntington, Harvard University
Thesis advisor to:
MA Thesis Committee: Chris Lukasevich, Special Forces, United States Army