Miguel E. Basáñez

Adjunct Professor and Director, Judiciary Reform Program


Education
  • M.Phil., Political Philosophy, London School of Economics
  • PhD, Political Sociology, London School of Economics
  • BA, Law School, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • MA, Public Administration, University of Warwick, England

Professional Activities
  • Iberoamerican University (1970-71)
  • UNAM (National Autonomous University of México 1974-78)
  • UAEM (State of Mexico Autonomous University 1985-86)
  • ITAM (Mexico's Autonomous Institute of Technology 1988-2008)
  • From 1968, being the last ones at the President's Office (1980-1982)
  • Governor of the State of México's (1982-85)
  • Attorney General of the State of México (1985-86)
  • Chief of Staff for the Secretary of Energy (1986-88)
  • Established and managed several companies from 1988 to 2008 for conducting and publishing public opinion surveys in México and worldwide since 1995.

Professional Associations
  • American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Americas Society
  • Club of Rome, Mexican Chapter
  • Council of the Americas
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • Mexican Council for International Relations (COMEXI)
  • Tepoztlán Center
  • World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)

Research Interests
  • Cultural values and survey research
  • How values affect political, economic, and social development
  • how they are rooted in religion and law
  • how they are transmitted
  • how values relate to public policy and institutions
  • how they evolve and can be changed
ARTICLES
"North American Convergence – Revisited" with R. Inglehart and N. Nevitte in Norteamérica, Revista Académica, UNAM: CISAN & Americas University: CNAS, Year 2, No. 3, July-Dec. 2007
• Corruption and Distrust in Latin America, Development Outreach, World Bank Institute, June 2007
• "Problems in Interpreting Electoral Polls in Authoritarian Countries: Lessons from the 1994 Mexican Election" in International Social Science Journal, September 1995.
• "Tradiciones Combativas y Contemplativas: México Mañana", Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, UNAM, No. 125, Jul-Sept, 1986.
• The Nationalization of Banks and Mexican Public Opinion", The Mexican Forum (Latinamerican Studies Institute, University of Texas, Austin), Vol 4, No. 2, April 1984.

BOOKS
• Changing Values and Beliefs in 85 Countries: Trends from the Values Surveys from 1981 to 2004 with L. Halman, R. Inglehart and others, Brill, 2007
• Values and Life Styles in Urban Asia: A Cross-Cultural Analysis and Sourcebook Based on the Asia Barometer Survey of 2003 with Takashi Inoguchi and others (eds), Siglo XXI, Mexico, 2005
• Human Beliefs and Values: A Cross-cultural Sourcebook Based on the 1999-2002 Values Surveys with R. Inglehart and others (eds), Siglo XXI, Mexico, 2004
• North American Trajectory: Trade, Politics and Values, with R. Inglehart and N. Nevitte, Aldyne de Gruyter, 1996.

BOOK CHAPTERS
• Value Change in Mexico 1980-2000: Evidence from the World Values Survey with Alejandro Moreno in T. Pettersson and Y. Esmer (eds), Changing Values, Persisting Cultures: Case Studies in Value Change, Brill, 2007
• "Deconstructing the Mexican Ideology" in Laura Randall, (ed.) Changing Structure of Mexico: Political, Social and Economic Prospects, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2006
• "The Camel and the Neddle" in L Harrison and P Berger (eds) Developing Cultures: Case Studies, Routledge, 2006
• "Color and Democracy" with Pablo Parás in Roderic Ai Camp, Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America, Pittsburgh, 2000
• "Is Mexico Heading Towards its Fifth Crisis?" in Riordan Roet (Ed) Political and Economic Liberalization in Mexico, Lynee Rienner Publishers, 1993



Email Address
M.Basanez@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617.627.6959

Office Fax
617.627.7954

Mailing Address
132 Curtis St.
Somerville, MA, 02144