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David W. Close


Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
Phone: (709) 864-3096
Email: dclose[at]mun[dot]ca (or search here)
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B.S.F.S. (Georgetown), M.A. (Wayne State), Ph.D. (McGill)

Areas for Student Research Supervision
• Iberian politics
• Insurgency and counter-insurgency
• Leadership, protest politics, nationalist politics, movement politics and social movements
• Politics of Latin America and other developing areas

Examples of Recent Courses Taught
1000 Intro to Politics and Government; 3315 Latin American Politics; 4360 Contentious Politics - Protest, Violence and Terrorism

Select Publications
2010. David Close, Latin American Politics: An Introduction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2009. Salvador Marti I Puig and David Close (eds.), Nicaragua y el FSLN, 1979-2009, Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra.

2008. Mintz, E., D. Close, and O. Croci, To Seek the Common Good: An Introduction to Politics, 2nd.ed,. Toronto: Pearson. (Three chapters)

2007. Deonandan, K., D. Close, and G. Prevost, eds., From Armed Insurgents to Political Parties: Cases from Latin America and Africa , New York: Parlgrave Macmillan, 2007. co-editor, co-author (one chapter), translator (one chapter), and contributor (one chapter and one co-authored chapter).

2004. Close, D. and K. Deonandan, (eds.), Undoing Democracy: the Politics of Electoral Caudillismo. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

2004. Los Años de Chamorro,.(trans. Adolfo Bonilla) Managua: Lea Editorial (Spanish edition of Nicaragua: The Chamorro Years with new introduction and epilogue)

Of Interest...

Sample USA election ballot (2008)
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