Brazilian Bureaucracy Project

This project examines policy implementation in Brazil through an in-depth examination of bureaucratic politics at the state level. More information here

Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics

Professor Ames serves as editor for the first edition of the Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics, to be published April 2018. Themes of the volume include Behavior and Participation, Civil Society, Parties and Elections, Institutions, and Policy. More information here

Social Communication and Voting Behavior in Latin America

Written with Andy Baker and Lúcio Rennó, this book project asks how political discussion among peers shapes patterns of vote choice in Latin America. More information here