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Thomas H. Kang thomas_kang Thomas H. Kang is a researcher at Fundação de Economia e Estatística and an assistant professor at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM-Sul). He holds a master’s in economics from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and is currently a PhD candidate in economics at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has worked in close collaboration with the World Council of Churches as a member of consultative and decision-making bodies. His main research interests include political economy of education, economic history, development ethics, and distributive justice.
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Tina Thomas tina.thomas Tina Thomas is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Actuarial Mathematics and Economics. This article was written as part of the course “Latin American Economic Development,” a writing seminar offered by Professor Marla Ripoll at the Department of Economics.
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Tomas Dosek Tomas Dosek Estudiante de Doctorado en Ciencia Política en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Máster en Estudios Latinoamericanos por el Instituto de Iberoamérica de la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido profesor visitante en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú y ha realizado estancias de investigación en Argentina, Brasil, Ecuador, Uruguay o Portugal. Sus áreas de investigación son los partidos políticos y sistemas de partidos, reformas electorales y la política subnacional. Autor de varios capítulos de libros y artículos en revistas como Regional & Federal Studies, Política y gobierno, DADOS o Revista SAAP.
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Alejandro Trelles trelles33 Alejandro Trelles is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation is about the formal and informal aspects of electoral autonomy in Latin America and Africa, and the effect that electoral autonomy has for democratic stability. He has fieldwork experience in Venezuela, Mexico, Ghana, Kenya and Egypt. His research interests are bureaucracy, organizational design, electoral institutions, political parties and representation. He has worked as an independent consultant in constituency boundary delimitation for the OAS and as a Principal Investigator in the Public Mapping Project.
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Trisha Netsch Lopez Trisha Netsch Lopez Trisha is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology and a masters student in Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation research examines intercultural health care in Ecuador. She has also worked with Cultural Competency programs and Spanish medical interpreters in the USA health care system.
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Turid Hagene Turid Hagene Professor emeritus Turid Hagene, born 1945, has worked with Development Studies at Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway, since 1994. She has done research in Nicaragua and Mexico, exploring issues of love and gender, international cooperation, democracy and participation, elections, and political clientelism. She holds a PhD in Contemporary History, emphasizing ethnographic methods. She has recently published in Latin American Politics and Society, Nueva Antropología, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Political Geography. She has published two books (2008).
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Uwe Imre Serdült uweserdult Uwe Serdült is vice-director at the Centre for Research on Direct Democracy (c2d) and works there as a principle investigator and lecturer. Before coming to Aarau he taught and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Universities of Zurich and Geneva respectively. Research stays lead him to Poland (PU Cracow), Japan (Waseda and Ritsumeikan University) and the USA (University of Pittsburgh, PA). He studied History, Political Science and Computer Science at the Universities of Zurich and Geneva. Currently, his main research interest is on digital politics, especially internet voting.
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Vidal Romero Vidal Romero Vidal Romero es Jefe del Departamento de Ciencia Política del ITAM. Es Doctor en Ciencia Política por la Universidad de Stanford. Su investigación actual se centra en analizar las condiciones bajo las cuales tanto el Estado como las organizaciones criminales logran penetrar a la sociedad, y sobre las condiciones que permiten al Estado imponer el orden al nivel local. Su investigación ha sido publicada en distintos journals académicos y volúmenes editados. Fue profesor visitante en la Universidad de Stanford. Ha participado en distintos proyectos de investigación con el Banco Mundial, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, la Presidencia de la República de México, y el Wilson Center.
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Manuel Vogt vogtma Manuel Vogt holds a Ph.D. in political science from ETH Zürich and is currently a visiting post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. His research interests include ethnic conflict, (post-conflict) democratization, and Latin American and African politics. He has conducted field research in Guatemala, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, and Gabon, and his academic publications have appeared or are forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Latin American Politics and Society.
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William Barndt wbarndt Will Barndt is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Pitzer College, a member of The Claremont Colleges. He received his PhD in Politics from Princeton University. His book manuscript, "Democracy for Sale: Corporation-Based Parties and the New Conservative Politics in the Americas," demonstrates how particular business conglomerates are constructing their own parties and party factions throughout much of the western hemisphere. Barndt's research has been published in World Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Politics in Latin America, and various edited volumes.

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