El Reparto de Tierras, 1924
by Diego Rivera

John P. Tuman (Ph.D., University of California; Los Angeles; M.A., University of Chicago; B.A., University of California, Berkeley).

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Professor Tuman teaches courses on comparative politics, Latin American politics, and international relations.  His recent research has examined the political economy of health and social policy in Latin America, labor and economic reform, and foreign direct investment and official development assistance.  He is the author of Reshaping the North American Automobile Industry: Restructuring, Corporatism and Union Democracy in Mexico (Routledge/Continuum, 2003), The North American Auto Industry Beyond NAFTA: Productivity and Industrial Relations (Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2000), and Latin American Migrants in the Las Vegas Valley: Civic Engagement and Political Participation (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009).  Professor Tuman is also the co-editor of Transforming the Latin American Automobile Industry: Unions, Workers, and the Politics of Restructuring (M.E. Sharpe, 1998), co-editor of Voices and Visions: 2008 Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS, 2010), and the junior co-author of Comparative Politics: Nations and Theories in a Changing World (Prentice Hall, 2000). His articles have been published in Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, International Interactions, Public Performance and Management Review, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, State and Local Government Review, Industrial Relations Journal, Journal of East Asian Studies, and Global Health Governance.  He is the past president of the Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies and the International Studies Association-West.  He has also served as Program Chair for Latin American Studies at UNLV.


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