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Dr. Clemente Quinones Assistant Professor of Political Science

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The most interesting man in the world.

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Otherwise know as the Man of a Millions Power Points, when faced with a lack of technology at the 2010 Constitutional Day Debate he was able to convince Dr.Rawls to act as a human power point display.

Contact Information

Dr. Clemente Quinones Assistant Professor of Political Science

Department: School of Liberal Arts

Office: A1268


Cell: 678.777.1265



Dr. Quinones has been teaching political science courses for about 15 years, some of these in Mexico, his native country. Although he currently teaches courses in USA Government at GGC, his teachng and research interests are in comparative politics with a focus on Latin America and survey research methodology. Based on the Critical Pedagogy School, he applies the student-centered approach in his teaching. Reagarding his research, he is interested in analyzing the origin and effects of electoral systems in comparative perspective. He is curently working on a book about this topic focused on Mexico. He is also concerned with exploring political behavior and democracy in general in Latin America.

His research agenda includes:

Dr. Clemente Quinones & Dr. Richard Samuel Rawls Sept of 2010

  • Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico's Democratization in Comparative Perspective, 2007, Kenneth F. Green. A book review. In Representation and Electoral Systems Newsletter, October 2008 issue.
  • "Impact of Social Movements on Electoral System: Mexico in Comparative Perspective." Paper prepared to be presented at the Annual Conference of the MPSA, Chicago, April 2010.
  • "Innovating the Way to Teach Survey Research Methodology." Paper prepared to be presented at the 17th Annual Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching. February 12-13, 2010. Kennesaw State University, KSU Center.

Working Papers:

  • "The Role of the Strategic Voter in the 2006 Presidential Election in Mexico."
  • "Modeling the Rise and Fall of the Authoritarian System in Mexico: Electoral Systems, PRI/Government Resources, and Democracy."
  • "Explaining the People's Vote for the Left in Latin America "Policy Implications of the Current Mexican Electoral System"
  • "Role of Social Capital in Consolidating Democracy: Latin America & Other Transition Regions"


  • Doctorate - Political Science - University of Connecticut

Academic Interests

  • Latin American Politics and Public Opinion Survey


  • Best Student of my undergraduate class of 1973-1978;
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