College of
Arts and Sciences

Mona Lyne

Mona Lyne
Associate Professor and International Studies Minor Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences

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(816) 235-2535
Latin American Politics, Development Politics, Immigration


Dr. Mona Lyne is an Associate Professor and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research focuses on political and economic development, particularly how distributive politics and clientelism drive economic development policy. Her publications include a book (The Voter’s Dilemma and Democratic Accountability) and articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Party Politics, and Latin American Politics and Society, among others.


POL-SCI 220: Introduction to Comparative Government
POL-SCI 304: Politics of Developing Countries
POL-SCI 359: Latin American Politics
POL-SCI 362: Latin America and International Relations
POL-SCI 425/5513: Seminar in Comparative Politics
POL-SCI 492WI: Senior Seminar


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1999
M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1989
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1984