Gerardo Munck, Argentinian by birth, received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and is professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). His research focuses on democracy, corruption, methodology, and Latin America.
His books include Measuring Democracy: A Bridge Between Scholarship and Politics (Johns Hopkins University, 2009); Regimes and Democracy in Latin America (Oxford, 2007); Passion, Craft, and Method in Comparative Politics (with Richard Snyder; Johns Hopkins, 2007); and Authoritarianism and Democratization. Soldiers and Workers in Argentina, 1976-83 (Penn State, 1998).
He collaborated in the preparation of United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) report Democracy in Latin America (2004) and is currently active in various initiatives to promote and monitor democracy. In 2006 he developed a methodology to monitor elections for the Organization of American States (OAS). In the summer of 2008 he went to Kabul, Afghanistan, to work with the UNDP on the development of a system to monitor corruption in Afghanistan.
For more information on Munck's research, visit http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~munck/research/books.html