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Ken E. Mitchell, Ph.D.

  • Professor

Department: Political Science and Sociology

Office: Bey Hall 244

Office Hours: Fall 2021- Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Phone: 732-263-5893

Email: kmitchel@monmouth.edu


Education

Ph.D., Oxford University

Research Interests

Latin American Politics and Political Economy, Globalization and Social Policy, Constitutional Change and Party System Development

Books

Pesos or Plastic? Financial Inclusion, Taxation and Development in Latin America. Palgrave. 2019

State-Society Relations in Mexico, Ashgate Ltd: London. 2001

Scholarly Articles

  • “Will that be Cash or Credit? Payment Preferences and Rising VAT in Argentina,” Journal of Post Keynesian Economics. 42/1: 1-15. 2019. Taylor & Francis
  • “Old Malbec in New Bottles, The Return of Neoliberalism in Argentina” – Monthly Review (Monthly Review Press), June 69/2: 43-50. 2017.
  • “Don’t Cry for Argentina – It is Not 2001 Again” – co-authored with Robert Scott, Challenge, (M.E. Sharp) 57/6 Nov-Dec 2014: 1-15.
  • “Models of Clientelism and Policy Change: The Case of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in Mexico and Brazil” written with Aaron Ansell (Virginia Tech University), Bulletin of Latin American Research, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp.298-312.
  • “Democratization, External Exposure and State Food Distribution in the Dominican Republic” – Peer reviewed article, Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR), Vol.28, No. 2 (March) 2009
  • “Bridging the Convergence-Divergence Policy Diffusion Divide,Mid-range Theorizing and Devolving Food Aid in Mexico and the Dominican Republic” The Latin Americanist, Vol. 50, No. 2, Summer 2007, pp.59-82.
  • “Building State Capacity: Reforming Mexican State Food Aid Programs in the 1990s” Journal of Oxford Development Studies, November-December, Vol. 33, No. 3&4, 2005, pp.377-390

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • Political Economy in the Developing World – PS 360

2022 Summer E

  • International Relations – PS 102
  • Model United Nations – PS 108

2021 Fall

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101

2021 Summer D

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101

2021 Summer B

  • International Relations – PS 102

2021 Spring

  • International Relations – PS 102

2020 Fall

  • International Relations – PS 102
  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101

2020 Summer B

  • International Relations – PS 102

2020 Summer A

  • International Relations – PS 102

2020 Spring

  • International Relations – PS 102

2019 Fall

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • Reading and Research in Political Science – PS 199

2019 Summer D

  • Comparative Politics of the Middle East – PS 376

2019 Summer B

  • International Relations – PS 102

2019 Summer A

  • International Relations – PS 102

2019 Spring

  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization – PS 101
  • Reading and Research in Political Science – PS 299
  • Reading and Research in Political Science – PS 199

Frequently Taught Classes

  • International Relations (PS 102, PS 281)
  • Introduction to Political Science (PS 101)
  • Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization (PS 101)
  • Political Economy in the Developing World (PS 360)
  • Reading and Research in Political Science (PS 199, PS 299)