Ph.d, University of Essex, 1990
Associate Professor, Director of Center for Latin American and Border Studies.
Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, Mexican Politics, Indigenous Rights, Rural Development, Political Ecology, Social Movements, Post-Structuralism and Discourse Theory. His interests include the impacts of globalization and neo-liberal policies on the rural poor in Mexico, particularly in Chiapas. His earlier research focused on the history of peasant movements that led to the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas in 1994. He has more recently completed a study of the creation of new municipal governments in Marqués de Comillas and Benemérito de Las Américas, Chiapas. He is currently working on issues related to the conservation and use of biodiversity in Chiapas and Mexico
Publications and Awards
He has written many articles and book chapters on rural politics in Chiapas and Mexico, including the book: The Chiapas Rebellion: the struggle for land and democracy (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1998). In 1999, this book won the Carlos Esteban Brasseur de Bourboug award from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico as the best work on Mexican history and culture to be published outside Mexico in 1998-99. The book was also published in Spanish as La Rebelión de Chiapas (Mexico City: Ediciones Era, 2000). He edited the book Mexico: Dilemmas of Transition (London: British Academic Press, 1993) and co-edited with Mónica Serrano Party Politics in an 'Uncommon Democracy': Political Parties and Elections in Mexico (London: Institute of Latin American Studies, 1994). He is also a co-author with Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman of a textbook on Latin American politics, entitled "Governing Latin America" (Polity Press, 2003). In 2001, he received the "Global Awareness Award" for promoting global studies at NMSU. This is awarded by the university's Center for International Programs. Since 1995, Dr.Harvey has been a co-faculty adviser with Dr. Christine Eber (Sociology and Anthropology) to a student group, the Student Association for Latin American Studies (SALAS) at NMSU
Introduction to Political Science, The Citizen and the State: great political issues, Contemporary World Political Ideologies, Comparative Politics, Political Development, Latin American Politics, Inter-American Relations, Mexican Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, The Study of Political Theory, Political Ecology, Social Movements and Identity Politics.
"Globalization and Resistance in post-Cold War Mexico: citizenship, difference and biodiversity conflicts in Chiapas". Third World Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 6: 1045-1061.
"La remunicipalización en Marqués de Comillas y Benemérito de Las Américas, Chiapas:entre la vía institucional y la vida cotidiana". This is a book chapter to be published in a volume on new municipal governments in Chiapas, edited by Araceli Burguete Caly Mayor and Xochitl Leyva Solano, CIESAS-Sureste, 2005. Please do not cite this article without prior permission from the author.
"Benemérito de Las Américas y Marqués de Comillas, Chiapas: Monografía de dos nuevos municipios". This is a longer version of the above-mentioned book chapter and will be published in a monograph series edited by Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor and Xochitl Leyva Solano, CIESAS-Sureste, 2005. Please do not cite this article without prior permission from the author.
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