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

Fri, April 27, 2012 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM • Batts 5.108

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

Friday, April 27

12:30-2:00 | Lunch provided
Batts 5.108

 

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 panel discussion 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. 

 

Panelists:  
David Altman ( Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) •Thad Dunning (Yale University) • Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico ) • Jeff Staton (Emory University) 

 

This lunch-time panel is part of day-long workshop on Latin American Constitutionalism.  Other participants in the day’s activities include:

 

Manuel Balan (McGill University, Canada) • Scott Desposato (UCSD), Fernando Limongi (Universidade de São Paulo) • John Londregan (Princeton University) • Eric Magar (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) • Elizabeth Zechmeister (Vanderbilt University).

 

The day’s program features presentations of original research, much of it at the exploratory stage, with an explicit focus on research design.   Members of the community are welcome.


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