Steven Levitsky is a Professor of Government at Harvard University. A comparative political scientist, Levitsky has concentrated on Latin American regime change, party behavior, and civil society. He is the author of “Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War,” which explores the emergence and evolution of competitive authoritarian regimes in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and post-Soviet countries. Levitsky is also the author of “Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective.” He serves on committees for both the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (Harvard University). His articles have appeared in numerous academic journals, including Journal of Democracy and Journal of Latin American Studies. He writes articles and is often cited regarding the current state of democracies for newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, The Atlantic and Foreign Affairs.