Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Roundtable: "The Architecture of Latin American Democracy: Alternative Perspectives on the Art and Science of Building Political Institutions"

Fri, April 27, 2012 | BAT 5.108

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Political reformers in Latin America have been tinkering with national constitutions for almost 200 years. What has emerged, if we look historically, is a remarkably rich and varied set of institutions.

In this session we bring together some of the most creative scholars of political institutions in Latin America to take stock of historical experiences and to comment on some emerging styles. Speakers include David Altman (PUC, Chile),  Manuel Balan (McGill, Canada), Scott Desposato (UCSD), Thad Dunning (Yale), Fernando Limongi (USP, Brazil), John Londregan (Princeton), Eric Magar (ITAM Mexico), Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico), Jeff Staton (Emory University), and Elizabeth Zechmeister (Vanderbilt University).

Organized by Zachary Elkins and Daniel Brinks, Department of Government.  Lunch will be provided.  Featured as part of an all-day workshop on Latin American constitutionalism.  

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.

Sponsored by: LLILAS

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