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Peter  Kingstone

Professor Peter Kingstone

Visiting Professor

Research interests

  • International development
  • Politics


Peter Kingstone is Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University. Prior to coming to Montclair, Peter was working as Professor of Politics and Development at King’s College London, where he co-founded and then chaired the Department of International Development. 

Before working at King’s, he taught in the Political Science Department at the University of Connecticut, where he was also the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

He is the author of several books on Latin America, including 'Crafting Coalitions for Reform: Business Preferences', 'Political Institutions and Neoliberal Reform in Brazil', 'The Political Economy of Latin America: Reflections on Neoliberalism and Development After the Commodity Boom'.

He is also co-editor of 'Democratic Brazil: Actors, Institutions and Processes', 'Democratic Brazil Revisited', 'Democratic Brazil Divided' and the 'Handbook of Latin American Politics'.

He has published various articles and book chapters on the subject of democratisation and the politics of neoliberal economic reforms. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and PhD from University of California, Berkeley.