In Latin America, "American" means anyone from the American continent. U.S. citizens claiming the word are considered gauche or imperialist. So what's the solution?
Peruzzotti, Enrique, "The Nature Of The New Argentine Democracy. The Delegative Democracy Argument Revisited", Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 33, Part I, February 2001.
O Donnell's diagnosis regarding the delegative nature of the new Latin American democracies has won wide acceptance in current debates on institutional consolidation. Through the analysis of the Argentine case, the article will challenge the delegative democracy argument as one-sided. The delegativeness hypothesis, it will be argued, turns a blind eye to the truly innovative processes that have taken place within Argentine society and that make this democratizing wave distinctive.
This volume explores one of the crucial intersections of political and economic change: how the reform of the central state in the form of policies of decentralization has affected democratic governance in different countries and at different levels of society.The book is a product of a two-year project on decentralization which included both national-level and comparative research.
Latin American Program in the News: Debilidad institucional vulnera guerra contra narcotráfico en Honduras
The Latin American Program was mentioned for its publication of "Organizaciones de Tráfico de drogas en Centroamérica: Transportistas, Carteles Mexicanos y Maras," which identified the nexus between the Sinaloa Cartel and criminal organizations within Honduras. (In Spanish)
Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson provides a sound clip about migration in Central America.
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ford Foundation is pleased to announce that the competition for Junior Post-Doctoral Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America is officially closed and the winners have been selected.The following eight individuals have been awarded grants to participate as Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America. We congratulate them and look forward to working with them in the near future.Winners of the 'Junior Post-Doctorate Scholars in the Study of Democracy Competition':Eduardo Aleman and Ernesto Calvo (United States and Argentina)David Altman (Uruguay)Laura Flamand (Mexico)Tanya Golash-Boza (United States)Manuela Picq (Brazil)Alejandro Poire (Mexico)Anny Rivera-Ottenberger (Chile)Barbara Sutton (Argentina)We were thrilled with the level of interest in the competition and we received over 150 applications from 19 countries. Thank you to those who applied for your interest and dedication to democracy in Latin America.