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dr. I. (Imke) Harbers

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B9.06
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
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  • Profile

    I am associate professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam. Before coming to Amsterdam, I obtained my PhD from Leiden University and I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. My research focuses on subnational political institutions, state capacity, citizenship and democracy, with a regional emphasis on Latin America. My dissertation was nominated for the annual thesis award of the Dutch Political Science Association (NKWP) and in 2009, I received the Rudolf Wildenmann Prize of the European Consortium for Political Research. I  am one of the co-editors of the journal Regional and Federal Studies

  • Supplementary/replication materials
    • Harbers, Imke, 2019, "Replication Data for: Legal Identity for All? Gender Inequality in the Timing of Birth Registration in Mexico",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
    • Harbers, Imke; Bartman, Jos; van Wingerden, Enrike, 2019, "Replication Data for: “Conceptualizing and Measuring Subnational Democracy Across Indian States”",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
    • Ingram, Matthew; Harbers, Imke, 2018, "Replication Data for: Spatial Tools for Case Selection: Using LISA Statistics to Design Mixed-Methods Research",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
    • Harbers, Imke; Ingram, Matthew C, 2016, "Replication Data for: Geo-Nested Analysis: Mixed-Methods Research with Spatially Dependent Data",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
  • Publications


    • Harbers, I. (2020). Legal identity for all? Gender inequality in the timing of birth registration in Mexico. World Development, 128, [104778].
    • Harbers, I., & Ingram, M. C. (2020). Mixed-methods design. In L. Curini , & R. Franzese (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations Sage Publishers.
    • Harbers, I., & Steele, A. A. (Accepted/In press). Subnational Variation Across States: A Typology and Research Agenda. Latin American Politics and Society.





    • Harbers, I., Jaffe, R., & Cummings, V. J. N. (2016). A battle for hearts and minds? Citizens’ perceptions of formal and irregular governance actors in urban Jamaica. Política y Gobierno, 23(1), 97-123. [details]
    • Harbers, I., Jaffe, R., & Cummings, V. J. N. (2016). ¿Una lucha por corazones y mentes? Percepciones ciudadanas y actores de gobernanza formales e irregulares en la Jamaica urbana. Política y Gobierno, 23(1), 97-125. [details]








    • Harbers, I. (2017). [Review of: J.I. Domínguez, K.F. Greene, C.H. Lawson, A. Moreno (2015) Mexico’s Evolving Democracy: A Comparative Study of the 2012 Elections]. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 103, [book review 8]. [details]


    • Faust, J., Harbers, I., Razu, Z., & Thunert, M. (2018). Mexico Report: Sustainable Governance Indicators 2018. SGI. [details]


    • Faust, J., Harbers, I., Razu, Z., & Thunert, M. (2017). Sustainable Governance Indicators 2017: Mexico Report. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung. [details]


    • Harbers, I. (2016). Kader 4.4: Centralisatie en autoritarisme. In C. Klaufus, & P. van Lindert (Eds.), Latijns-Amerika: Een regio in beweging (pp. 85-86). Volendam: LM Publishers. [details]



    • Harbers, I. (2010). [Review of: G.W. Grayson (2010) Mexico: narco-violence and a failed state?]. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 89, 161-163. [details]


    • Faust, J., Arneth, F., von der Goltz, N., Harbers, I., Illerhues, J., & Schloms, M. (2008). Political Fragmentation, Decentralization and Development Cooperation: Ecuador in the Latin American Context. Bonn: German Development Institute.


    • Faust, J., & Harbers, I. (2005). Lateinamerika: Demokratischer als jemals zuvor. Die Zivilgesellschaft kann politische Parteien nicht ersetzen. Zeitschrift Entwicklungspolitik, 2005(14), 24-62.


    • Harbers, I. (2016). Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship.
    • Harbers, I. (2011). Shortlisted NKWP Jaarprijs.
    • Harbers, I. (2011). Best paper award, Decentralization and Subnational Governance Section, Latin American Studies Association.
    • Harbers, I. (2009). Rudolf Wildenmann Prize.
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  • Ancillary activities
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