"La violencia política... está directamente vinculada con la claridad, la transparencia y la veracidad del sistema electoral"
--Luis Carlos Galán
Matthew Soberg Shugart, Erika Moreno and Luis E. Fajardo, "Deepening Democracy through Renovating Political Practices: The Struggle for Electoral Reform in Colombia," in Christopher Welna and Gustavo Gallon, eds., Peace, Democracy, and Human Rights in Colombia. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2006. In press. [Includes analysis of the March, 2006, congressional election, the first to use the new list-proportional system.]
Ron Archer and Matthew Soberg Shugart, “The Unrealized Potential of Presidential Dominance in Colombia,” pp. 110–159 in Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America, ed. by Scott Mainwaring and Matthew Soberg Shugart. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997
Monica Pachon and Matthew S. Shugart, "Electoral reform and the mirror image of inter-party and intra-party competition: The adoption of party lists in Colombia," Electoral Studies (2010, in press).
Matthew S. Shugart, "Una pieza clave," VoteBien [on-line elections Website of Semana magazine], March, 2006.
Matthew Shugart, “La Reforma Política, Paso Crucial.” Cambio 6, 522 (June 30–July 6, 2003), Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia.
Daniel L. Nielson and Matthew Soberg Shugart, “Constitutional Change in Colombia: Policy Adjustment through Institutional Change.” Comparative Political Studies 32, 3 (May, 1999): 313–41.
Matthew Soberg Shugart, “Leaders, Rank and File, and Constituents: Electoral Reform in Colombia and Venezuela,” Electoral Studies 11, 1 (1992): 21–45.