Latin America Publications

Democracia y ciudadanía

Jul 07, 2011
This publication is the result of a meeting which took place in Mexico City in June 2004. Participants from Mexico, Colombia, Spain, and the United States sought to understand the theoretical possibilities and the practical achievements of citizen participation and public deliberation in local governments in Mexico.

Governance and Security in Haiti: Can the International Community Make a Difference?

Jul 07, 2011
This publication is a summary of a meeting held on January 9, 2007 to discuss the role of the international community in addressing Haiti’s governance, security, and development challenges.

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil

Jul 07, 2011
Brazil has conducted some of the world's most stunning experiments in participatory democracy, most notably the creation of city budgets through local citizens' meetings. Leonardo Avritzer introduces a fresh analytical approach, highlighting civic participation's most effective means and expanding the empirical base for assessing state institutions.

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