- PhD, Political Science, MIT, 1986 BA, Politics, Princeton, 1980
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- Jonathan Fox focuses on the relationship between citizen participation. transparency and accountability, from both scholarly and practitioner perspectives. He has carried out extensive research in rural Mexico, and with Latino immigrant organizations in the US. His projects involve dialogue with a wide range of public interest groups, grassroots organizations, development agencies, private foundations and government policymakers. He currently directs a new "action-research incubator" at SIS: the Accountability Research Center, which partners with public interest groups and policy reformers.
SIS-899 Doctoral Dissertation
Transparency and accountability, democratization, governance and participation, social and environmental policy, transnational civil society, immigration and youth civic/political engagement. Current projects address reform strategies for trasparency, participation and accountability, with a focus on the global South.
- "Contested Terrain: International Development Projects and Countervailing Power for the Excluded," World Development, 133, Sept., 2020
- "The Political Construction of Accountability Keywords," IDS Bulletin, 49(2), March, 2018
- "Scaling Accountability Through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy," IDS Working Paper, Dec. 2016
- [with Joy Aceron] "Doing Accountability Differently: A Proposal for the Vertical Integration of Civil Society Monitoring and Advocacy," U4 Issue Paper, No. 4, Bergen: Chr Michelsen Institute, 2016
- [co-authored with Tiago Peixoto] "When Does ICT-Enabled Citizen Voice Lead to Governmental Responsiveness?" 2016 World Development Report Background Paper, January 2016 (also published, abridged, in IDS Bulletin, 47(1) January 2016)
- "Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?," World Development, No. 72, August, 2015
- [co-authored with Xochitl Bada] “Patrones migratorios en contextos de ruralidad y marginacion en el campo mexicano, 2000-2010: Cambios y continuidades,” [Migration and Poverty Trends in Rural Mexico, 2000-2010] Revista ALASRU, No. 10, Oct., 2014
- "Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say?," GPSA Working Paper, No. 1, Sept. 2014 (Global Partnership for Social Accountability - now available in Arabic, Spanish and French translations)
- "Las políticas públicas hacia la agricultura y su relación con el empleo,” [Public Policy Towards Agriculture and Employment"] in OXFAM México, El derecho a la alimentación en México: Recomendaciones de la sociedad civil para una política pública efectiva, Mexico, Oct., 2013
- Co-editor, Oaxacalifornian Reporting Team, Voices of Indigenous Oaxacan Youth in the Central Valley: Creating Our Sense of Belonging in California, UC Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California, 2013.
- "State Power and Clientelism: Eight Propositions for Discussion,” in Tina Hilgers, ed., Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics, Palgrave, 2012.
- Co-editor, Subsidizing Inequality: Mexican Corn Policy Since NAFTA, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/CIDE/UC Santa Cruz, 2010.
- Co-editor, Context Matters: Latino Civic Engagement in Nine U.S. Cities, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010.
- Co-author, “Rural Democratization in Mexico’s Deep South: Grassroots Right-to-Know Campaigns in Guerrero,” Journal of Peasant Studies, 36(2), 2009.
- Co-author, “Migrant Organization and Hometown Impacts in Rural Mexico,” Journal of Agrarian Change, 8(2-3), May, 2008.
- Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico, Oxford University Press, 2007.
- Co-editor, Mexico’s Right-to-Know Reforms: Civil Society Perspectives, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Fundar, 2007.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Outstanding Contributions to Fostering Collaborative Scholarship, SIS, 2018
- Outstanding Faculty Mentor, SIS, 2016
- Adaljiza Sosa-Ridell Mentoring Award for Exemplary Mentoring of Graduate Students in Political Science, 2013
- LASA/OXFAM 2004 Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship
- "The Political Construction of Accountability Keywords: Lessons from Action-Research," Keynote address, TICTeC 2018, March, Lisbon
- Panelist, "Social and Political Action for Empowerment and Accountability," Carnegie Endowment/IDS/ARC, Nov. 2, 2017
- Rethinking the Evidence: Tactical vs Strategic Approaches," World Bank MOOC on Citizen Engagement, March, 2015
- Co-editor, Subsidios al Campo [website on who gets Mexican farm subsidies] - 3.0 version launched in September 2013, 20m + hits.
Area of Expertise
Mexico, transparency, accountability, citizen participation, Hispanics, immigration, migrants
Jonathan Fox focuses on the relationship between citizen participation. transparency and accountability, from both scholarly and practitioner perspectives. He has carried out extensive research in rural Mexico, and with Latino immigrant organizations in the US. His projects involve dialogue with a wide range of public interest groups, grassroots organizations, development agencies, private foundations and government policymakers.