Latin America Publications

Understanding Populism and Political Participation: The Case of Venezuela

Jul 07, 2011
Commissioned as part of the Latin American Program's Project on Democratic Governance and the 'New Left' in Latin America, these papers examine new forms of political participation and state-civil society interaction in Venezuela in the context of debates over participatory versus representative democracy. more

Population, Poverty, and Vulnerability

Jul 07, 2011
This article analyzes the relationships between demographic dynamics and Hurricane Mitch in Central America, and extracts from that experience lessons that can help reduce vulnerability to natural disasters in the long run. more

Participatory Innovation and Representative Democracy in Latin America

Jul 07, 2011
This empirically grounded collection examines the growth of participatory institutions in Latin American democracy and how such institutions affect representative government. Selee and Peruzzotti analyze specific cases in Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.