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Book presentation - The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America

October 1, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Observers often take institutional weakness as an exogenous feature of the landscape, decrying the many ways in which weak institutions get in the way of accomplishing various political agendas. In the book "The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America, these three scholars turn the tables, showing the ways in which institutional weakness is itself a political strategy. Their analysis draws on the contributions of chapters covering an array of formal institutions, from constitutions and electoral rules, to labor laws and indigenous rights regimes. In this presentation, we will hear from the editors and from the authors of chapters on rules pertaining to gender violence, street-vending and squatting, and environmental and labor standards. 

Panelists: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; Eduardo Dargent, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru; Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, University of Notre Dame; Alisha Holland, Harvard University; Daniel Brinks, University of Texas - Austin; Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University.  

Moderator: Javier Auyero, University of Texas - Austin

The event will take place through Zoom. Please register.

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