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Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. She has research and teaching interests in comparative and international political economy and Latin American politics.  Her research focuses on the relationship between the state and market in the organization of social and economic relations, as well as the consequences of risk and income security for political and economic development.  She is the author of Social Protection and the Market in Latin America: The Transformation of Social Security Institutions, (2009, Cambridge University Press).  She has published articles in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, and Latin American Politics and Society.  She has written or co-authored chapters in a number of edited volumes and is on the governing council of the Political Economy section of the American Political Science Association and a member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Politics.  Her current research includes a study of civil and economic insecurity in Brazil, the politics of policy diffusion, sovereign risk in emerging markets, and the relationship between democracy and inequality in developing nations.