Dr Luis Schenoni
I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Political Science at UCL, and the Director of UCL’s Security Studies Programme. I am also an Affiliated Professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico, and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT), Argentina. Before joining UCL, I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz.
My research explores the determinants of international conflict and its effects on the dynamics of state formation, with a particular focus on Latin America. My book, Bringing War Back In: Victory, Defeat, and the State in Nineteenth Century Latin America (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press), employs a multi-method approach that combines comparative-historical and statistical analyses to grasp the effect of warfare and war outcomes on state formation in nineteenth-century Latin America. My work on this region provides a compelling explanation for development trajectories until our day, and suggests the importance of incorporating post-war dynamics into bellicist theories of state formation.
- Schenoni L. L. (forthcoming 2023) Bringing War Back In: Victory, Defeat, and the State in Nineteenth Century Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Journal articles
- Madrid, R. and Schenoni L. L. (forthcoming 2023) ‘By Reason or by Force? Taming Revolts in South America 1830-1929’, International Security.
- Liñán, A. P., Schenoni, L. L. and Morrison, K. (2023) ‘Compliance in Time: Lessons from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’, International Studies Review, 25(1).
- Schenoni, L. L., Feliú Ribeiro, P., Belém Lopes, D. and Casarões, G. (2022) ‘Myths of Multipolarity: The Sources of Brazil’s Foreign Policy Overstretch’, Foreign Policy Analysis, 18(1).
- Schenoni, L. L. (2021) ‘Bringing War Back In: Victory and State Formation in Latin America’, American Journal of Political Science, 65(2), pp. 405–421.
- Schenoni, L. L., Goertz, G., Owsiak, A. P. and Diehl, P. F. (2020) ‘The Evolution and Causes of the Territorial Peace in the Americas’, International Studies Quarterly, 64(1), pp. 57–70.
- Schenoni, L. L., Braniff, S. and Battaglino, J. (2020) ‘Was the Malvinas/Falklands a Diversionary War? A Prospect Theory Reinterpretation of Argentina’s Decline’, Security Studies, 29(1), pp. 34–63.
- Merke, F., Reynoso, D. and Schenoni, L. L. (2020) ‘Foreign Policy Change in Latin America: Exploring a Middle Range Concept’, Latin American Research Review, 55(3), pp. 413–429.
- Nieto-Matiz, C. and Schenoni, L. L. (2020) ‘Backing Despots? Foreign Aid and the Survival of Autocratic Regimes’, Democracy and Security, 16(1), pp. 36–58.
- Schenoni, L. L. and Mainwaring, S. (2019) ‘US Hegemony and Regime Change in Latin America’, Democratization, 26(2), pp. 269–287.
- Schenoni, L. L. (2018) ‘The Argentina-Brazil Regional Power Transition’, Foreign Policy Analysis, 14(4), pp. 469–489.
- Schenoni, L. L. (2018) ‘The Southern African Unipolarity’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 36(2), pp. 207–228.
- Jenne, N.,, Schenoni, L. L. and Urdinez, F. (2017) ‘Of Words and Deeds: Latin American Declaratory Regionalism, 1994-2014’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 30(2), pp. 95–215.
- Schenoni, L. L. (2017) ‘La Lógica Realista de la Unipolaridad Sudamericana’, Desarrollo Económico, 57(222), pp. 253–276.
- Schenoni, L. L. (2017) ‘Subsystemic Unipolarities? Power Distribution and State Behaviour in South America and Southern Africa’, Strategic Analysis, 41(1), pp. 74–86.
- Schenoni, L. L. and Escude, C. (2016) ‘Peripheral Realism Revisited’, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, 59(1), pp. 1–18.
- Urdinez, F., Mouron, F., Schenoni, L. L. and de Oliveira, A. J. (2016) ‘Chinese Economic Statecraft and US Hegemony in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis, 2003–2014’, Latin American Politics and Society, 58(4), pp. 3–30.
- Book chapters
- Schenoni, L. L. (forthcoming) ‘State Capacity and the Diverging Outcomes of Reinvented Governments in Latin America’, in M. Centeno and A. Ferraro (eds.) State Making and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain, Volume 3: The Neo-liberal State and Beyond. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Schenoni, L. L., Diehl, P., Goertz, G. and Owsiak, A. (forthcoming) ‘Political Shocks and the Punctuated Equilibrium Model: Applications to the Evolution of Norms in the Americas’, in W. Thompson and T. Volgy (eds.) Shocks and Political Change: A Comparative Perspective on Foreign Policy Analysis. London: Springer.
- Schenoni, L. L. and Leiva, D. (2021) ‘Dual Hegemony: Brazil Between the United States and China’, in F. Boeller and W. Werner (eds.) Hegemonic Transition. London: Springer, pp. 233–255.
- Schenoni, L. L. (2021) ‘Brazil: Pursuing a Multipolar Mirage’, in B. Zala (ed.) National Perspectives on a Multipolar Order. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
- Moscuzza, P. and Schenoni, L. L. (2021) ‘The United States, Democracy, and Authoritarianism in Latin America’, in P. Baisotti (ed.) Problems and Alternatives in the Modern Americas. London: Routledge.
- Schenoni, L. L. (2019) ‘Hegemony’, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Malamud, A. and Schenoni, L. L. (2015) ‘Neoliberal Institutionalism and Neo-Functionalism in Latin American Security Studies’, in D. Mares and A. Kacowicz (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security. London: Routledge.
I currently teach a postgraduate module on ‘International Peace and Security’ and undergraduate modules on ‘Spread of Conflict in International Relations’ and ‘Latin American Politics’.