News

  • September News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, as the massive mobilizations against the far-right, authoritarian candidate Jair Bolsonaro highlighted the importance of an active civil society and the role of women within Brazil's upcoming elections, other forms of citizen organization showed the extent to which political experimentalism can influence election cycles. One of these forms of experimentation was the project "Drugs are a case for Policy", in which a group of citizens decided to map the political candidates who support the reform of the ...

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  • August News

      Currently @ LATINNO This month, an overwhelming majority of voters supported the seven proposals to strengthen anti-graft measures during the anti-corruption referendum in Colombia. Even though the referendum failed to meet the quorum (1/3 of eligible voters), and is now in the hands of the Congress and President Duque, several lessons can be drawn from the participatory process that brought these proposals to the public agenda. In addition to sharing with you where have we been sharing the results of the LATINNO ...

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  • July News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, Mexico's historical turnout in its general elections was accompanied by various forms of participation that went well beyond attendance to the polls. Besides presenting you our favorite democratic innovation during the country's 2018 elections, this newsletter will talk about how participatory spaces that engage citizens in the electoral process have been present across the entire region. They mainly consist of oversight bodies that supervise campaigns, political promises, and transparency during elections through digital and non-digital means, but other ...

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  • June News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO This month, our newsletter will focus on participatory innovations that aim to engage children and teenagers in policymaking processes in Latin America. These new spaces seek to create a dialogue between governments and the youth, identify the needs of often vulnerable social groups, and improve their representation. LATINNO at the Annual Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation On June 28th, LATINNO's coordinator Thamy Pogrebinschi, who was an Alexander von Humboldt’s Georg Forster ...

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  • May News 2018

    Currently @ LATINNO It has been a busy month for LATINNO! While continuing to update our database with new cases of democratic innovation in Latin America, we shared our results at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona and exchanged some insights regarding digital participation at the #Innovapol debate "The Limits of Political Innovation.". In this newsletter, we will focus on the participatory innovations that aim to create more inclusive processes within local and national healthcare ...

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  • 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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