Kent Eaton

TitleProfessor of Politics
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentPolitics Department
AffiliationsMerrill College,
Latin American & Latino Studies,
Environmental Studies Department
Phone831-459-4920
Email
FAX831-459-3125
Web Site Kent Eaton's cv
OfficeCrown 222
Office HoursTuesday 12-2 pm
Campus Mail StopCrown Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
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Research Interests

Kent Eaton studies comparative politics, international relations, political institutions, and the politics of economic development. Professor Eaton has conducted research in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Philippines, and Uruguay.



Focusing on subnational comparative politics in Latin America, Eaton's research examines the growing salience of territorially-defined interests, identities, and institutions across the region. Current research projects include the emergence of conservative autonomy movements, subnational forms of economic nationalism, and conflict between Left national governments and opposition mayors and governors over the future of decentralization.

Biography, Education and Training

Stanford University, B.A. International Relations, 1990



Yale University, Ph.D. Political Science, 1998

Selected Publications


Courses Taught

Politics 140c: Latin American Politics
Politics 144: Andean Politics
Politics 190v: Problems in Latin American Politics
Politics 75: The Nation-state in Global Perspective
Politics 200c: Political Economy