The Political Studies Division at CIDE, founded in 1979, is regarded as one of the best political science departments in Mexico and Latin America. The impact of the research published by our faculty has been recently ranked at the top of Latin American Political Science departments. The Division is particularly strong in the following areas:

  1. Comparative politics
  2. Political institutions
  3. Campaigns and elections
  4. Political theory
  5. Political economy
  6. Political behavior and public opinion
  7. Order, conflict and violence

The research projects carried out at the Political Studies Division are theoretically and methodologically rigourous, much in line with contemporary political science. The Division seeks to contribute to the production of original data and innovative research on the political and democratic evolution of Mexico and Latin America. The faculty regularly publishes in top peer-reviewed journals and university presses.