News

  • April News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, we've continued to update our democratic innovations' database with the latest forms of political experimentation implemented in Latin America. In this newsletter, we'd like to share with you some of the different participatory innovations created with the aim of deliberating and implementing sports and cultural policies: collaboratively mapping and identifying cultural initiatives, implementing artistic interventions as a way of vindicating the right to the city, and using digital tools to protect Latin America's intangible cultural heritage. LATINNO @ International Congress ...

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  • March News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO On the occasion of International Women's Day 2018, we dedicate this monthly newsletter to the different participatory innovations aimed at increasing the political inclusion of women in the formulation, implementation, and/or evaluation of public policies in Latin America. Across the region, governments, civil society organizations, private stakeholders, and the international community have joined efforts with the aim of raising awareness regarding violence against women, the gender gap, the exclusion of indigenous and Afro-descendent women from political processes, and the violation of sexual ...

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  • February News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO February's newsletter will be dedicated to the different participatory innovations implemented by the civil society in order to increase accountability through the dissemination of public information regarding public authorities and the active engagement of citizens in the political process. This month, the contributions put forward by the project's database were shared with students, academics, and practitioners at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by LATINNO's founder and coordinator, Thamy Pogrebinschi. She discussed the transition from single case-studies to large-scale comparative research ...

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  • January News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO Results from the LATINNO project were presented in January at the Insitute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University by the coordinator and founder, Thamy Pogrebinschi. There, she discussed the state of research regarding citizen participation in the policy process, the role of governments in the implementation of democratic innovations, and the influence of the Latin American left-turn in the creation of participatory institutions.  This month's newsletter will be dedicated to the different forms of citizen participation ...

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  • December News 2017

    Currently @ LATINNO Happy Holidays from the LATINNO team!  2017 has been a good year for the LATINNO Project. We launched the first part of our project containing more than 2,400 democratic innovations in 18 countries in Latin America; and the findings of our research were featured in OpenDemocracy/ DemocraciaAbierta, DADOS, the European Journal of Political Research, The Governance Report, and T. Falleti and E. Parrado's book "Latin America Since the Left Turn." Relief mechanisms after natural ...

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  • November News 2017

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, LATINNO's coordinator and founder, Thamy Pogrebinschi, was featured together with one of the project's former research assistants, Talita Tanscheit, at Open Democracy/Democracia Abierta, discussing what happened to citizen participation in Brazil after Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. As the year comes to an end, we want to also look back at the positive contributions made towards building more peaceful societies in the region. This month's newsletter will be dedicated to the different forms of citizen participation aimed at ...

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  • October News 2017

    Currently @ LATINNO As the fall season arrives in Berlin, we continue to update and add new cases to our ever-growing dataset of democratic innovations, and share this information around the globe!  Some of the initial results of our project have been presented this month at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University by LATINNO's founder and coordinator, Thamy Pogrebinschi. Thamy is currently a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. Another output from ...

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  • Summer/September News

      Currently @ LATINNO This summer, the LATINNO Project has been very busy! We have been working on our ever-growing dataset of democratic innovations, and at the same time, we have started to further examine some questions regarding the impact of these forms of political experimentation. Some initial results of our research were published in DADOS, Brazil's leading social science journal, and openDemocracy/Democracia Abierta. In addition, the project's founder, Thamy Pogrebinschi, opened the International Congress on Governance, ...

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  • July News

    Currently @ LATINNO During the month of July, the recently launched LATINNO platform had over 8.5 thousand unique visitors from all over the world, exploring and comparing the 2,400 forms of political experimentation that by empowering citizens, are aiming to strengthen democracy in 18 countries in Latin America.  Using this extensive data collection will enable the upcoming studies and articles to answer many of the empirical questions that remain unsettled by the academic literature. Further ...

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  • June News

    What's new @LATINNO? We are very happy and excited since we have officially launched the first part of our project! On June 27th, the LATINNO team presented the final database containing 2,400 democratic innovations in 18 countries in Latin America. The project's coordinator, Thamy Pogrebinschi, showed some final results together with a wonderful team of speakers with whom we exchanged thoughts and uncertainties about the role played by citizens in strengthening democracy in the region. We want to give a special thank you to ...

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