Invited Published Articles, Chapters, Academic Blogs and Book Reviews

“Pernicious Polarization’s Threat to Democracy: Lessons for the U.S. from Abroad,” in Finkel, Eugene, Adria Lawrence and Andrew Mertha (Eds.), “The US in Comparative Perspective,” Newsletter of the Organized Section in Comparative Politics of the American Political Science Association: Vol 29, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 22–30.

Polarization Harms Democracy and Society,” Peace in Progress, #36, June 2019.

“Extreme Political Polarization Weakens Democracy: Can the U.S. Avoid that Fate?”, The Conversation, Oct. 31, 2018.

Venezuela elections 2018: evaluating electoral conditions in an authoritarian regime,” with Griselda Colina, London School of Economics Latin America blog, May 18, 2018.

Venezuela Is in a Dark Place, But There Is a Way Forward,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, November 15, 2017.

 Credibility of Venezuela’s Electoral Process on the Line,” Venezuela Politics and Rights blog, August 3, 2017.

 Venezuela’s Controversial New Constituent Assembly, Explained,” Monkey Cage blog, Washington Post, August 1, 2017.

Venezuela Withdraws from the Organization of American States after Being Cited for Violation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter SSN Basic Facts, May 2017.

 Before Going Nuclear, Republicans and Democrats Might Consider These Four Lessons from Polarized Democracies,” Monkey Cage blog, The Washington Post, April 3, 2017.

Lessons from Venezuela’s Pernicious Polarization,” LASA Forum, XLVIII:1 (Jan 2017): 53-57.

How Much Punishment for a Lasting Peace?”, Jennifer McCoy and Henry Carey, Democracy: a Journal of Ideas, October 27, 2016.

Will Colombia’s peace deal get the people’s vote?” the Conversation, Sept. 26, 2016.

Can outsiders help Venezuela in the midst of crisis, again?” The Conversation, June 28, 2016.

From Interruption to Alteration: Almagro Applies the Inter-American Democratic Charter to Venezuela,”  WOLA: Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights Blog, June 2, 2016.

 What Hugo Chávez and Donald Trump have in common,”  Reuters: The Great Debate, March 31, 2016.

 Venezuela election: Socialist Party defeat comes at turbulent time for higher education,” Times Higher Education, December 9, 2015.

Could the Colombian Peace Deal Be a Model for Other Countries,” with Jelena Subotic, The Conversation, October 15, 2015.  Reprinted in Huffington Post.

Jimmy Carter in Cuba,” The Conversation, August 14, 2015.  Reprinted in Time and Newsweek.

 Paying for Human Rights Violations: Perceptions of the Colombian Peace Process” (with Ryan E. Carlin and Jelena Subotic), Open Democracy, August 3, 2015.

Can Latin America and the United States Overcome the Past?,” The Conversation, April 14, 2015.

Approaching the End of a Fifty-Year Conflict,” Peace Policy, January 28, 2015.

The US-Venezuela-Cuba Triangle,” The Conversation, January 7, 2015.

“Leveling the Playing Field – the electoral challenge for the Western Hemisphere,” Americas Quarterly, October 2014.

Pitfalls Abound in Colombia-FARC Peace Talks” (with Ryan E. Carlin and Jelena Subotic), Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, August 28, 2014.

How Registration Reforms Can Boost Voter Participation in Georgia Co-Authored with Henry Carey, Daniel Paul Franklin, Charles Hankla SSN Basic Facts, March 2014.

 “The Limits of Legacy: the Post-Chávez Challenge and Electoral Legitimacy,” with Michael McCarthy, Americas Quarterly, 7:43 (Summer 2013), pp. 39-44.

What to Expect as Venezuela Moves On after Hugo Chavez SSN Key Findings, April 2013.

Crísis Diplomática entre Ecuador y Colombia:  Mediación Track 1.5,” in Pensamiento Propio (No. 36, July-December 2012).

 The Chavez Challenge for Obama: An Inconvenient Marriage or Frosty Separation,” in The Obama Administration and the Americas: Looking Forward,  Abraham F. Lowenthal, Theodore J. Piccone and Laurence Whitehead, Editors.  (Brookings Institute Press, Sept. 2010) In Spanish with  Bogota: Planeta Press, Sept. 2010.

“Foreword,” The Cubans, (University of Virginia Press, 2010).

Book Review of: Steve Ellner, Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Conflict, and the Chávez Phenomenon. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2008; published in Latin American Politics and Society  (Winter 2009).

McCoy, Jennifer. “Engaging Venezuela: 2009 and Beyond.” In The Obama Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change.  Edited by Abraham Lowenthal, Theodore Piccone and Laurence Whitehead.  Washington D.C.: Brookings Institute Press.  2009.

Book Review of Anibal Pérez-Linán, Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America, Cambridge University Press, 2007.  Perspectives on Politics, June 2009.

 “Venezuela”, World Book Encyclopedia, 2009, with Andres Rangel.                        

“Venezuela: Leading a New Trend in Latin America?” Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America. (Fall, 2008): 52-56.

“Democratic Transformation in Latin America,” Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Winter/Spring 2008: 19-29.

Julia Buxton and Jennifer McCoy. “Política, protargonismo y rendición de cuentas en la Venezuela bolivariana.”  Revista Venezolana de Economia y Ciencias Sociales.  14:1 (2008).

“International Response to Democratic Crisis in Venezuela,” in Defending the Gains? Transatlantic Responses When Democracy is Under Threat, edited by Esther Brimmer, (Baltimore, MD: Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 2007): 119-132.

“Venezuela After the 2006 Elections,” Latin American Studies Association Forum, Vol 38, Issue 1 (Winter 2007): 25-27.

Book Review of Peter Smith, Democracy in Latin America, Oxford University Press, 2005.

In Perspectives on Politics (June 2007).

The Vulnerabilities of Democracy and the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” FOCALPOINT: Spotlight on the Americas.  Canadian Foundation on Latin America.  March 2005.

 “Venezuela After the Recall Referendum,” in U.S.Policy in Latin America: Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. Aspen Institute, January 2005.

“Defining the ‘Bolivarian Revolution’: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela,” Current History (February 2001): 80-85 (with Laura Neuman).

Demystifying Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez,” Current History (February 2000) 66-71.

“Venezuela” 2000 American Annual/Encyclopedia Year Book (Grolier Educational).

“Venezuela” Encyclopedia Britannica (2000), with Heather Heckel.

Venezuela’s ‘Peaceful Revolution’,” Current History (February 1999): 122-126 (with Harold Trinkunas).

Nicaragua: Beyond the Revolution,” Current History (February 1997): 75-80 (with Shelley McConnell).

“This Land Is My Land: Nicaraguan Property Disputes,” Hemisfile, September 1995.

 “Electing Ernesto: The Meaning of the Mexican Elections,” Hemisphere, Fall 1994.

Venezuelan Alternatives,” Hemisphere, Winter/Spring 1993.

Challenges Facing Democracy: Can Latin America Stay on the Democratic Road?Harvard International Review, Symposium on Democracy (Winter 1992/93).

“Monitoring Latin America’s Elections: Opportunities and Dilemmas Share the Ballot.”  North-South Magazine (April-May, 1992): 30-35.

“All ayes on democratic elections,” Hemisfile, September 1991: 1-2, 12.

Nicaragua in Transition,” Current History (March 1991): 117-120, 131-32.

Book review, Steve Ellner, Venezuela’s Movimiento al Socialismo, Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs, 31:4 (Winter, 1989): 243-245.

Book review, John Weeks, Limits to Capitalist Development, South Eastern Latin Americanist, (June-September 1986):56-57.

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