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Nick Vaccaro

Nick Vaccaro

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 402.826.6740
Department: Political Science
Office: GA226
Campus: CRETE
Credentials: BA, MA, PHD


B.A. in Political Science and Music, Haverford College, 1998
M.A. in Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2007

Courses Taught

Comparative Governments, International Relations in the Modern World, The United States and Latin America, Politics of the Developing World, Democracy and Democratization, Globalization and Transnationalism

Research Interests

My graduate areas of emphasis were comparative politics and international relations. My general interests involve issues related to democracy and globalization in the developing world - the establishment, sustainability, and quality of democracy in developing or conflict-prone societies, and the impact of global political and economic trends on new democracies. My primary geographic area of study so far has been Latin America. During my graduate study I spent about eleven months total in Argentina, Peru, and Mexico as part of a research project that examined and compared political party positions and democratic competition in each of the three countries following the implementation of programs of free market reform