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Benjamín (Benny) Temkin temkinator Dr. Temkin received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He is member of the National Researcher Sytem in Mexico, level 2. His research has appeared in British Journal of Political Science, Political Psichology, New Global Studies, Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Política y Gobierno, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy y América Latina Hoy. His field of research includes political economy, sociology, political sociology and political psicology. Currently, he is Professor at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales-México.
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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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Tomáš Došek Tomas Dosek Candidato a Doctor 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, Paraguay o Portugal. Sus áreas de investigación son los partidos políticos y sistemas de partidos, reformas electorales y la política subnacional. Co-editor de Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Autor de varios capítulos de libros y artículos en revistas como Democratization, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Regional & Federal Studies, Política y gobierno o DADOS.
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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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Valesca Lima Valesca Lima Dr Valesca Lima is a postdoctoral research fellow at Maynooth University. Her research topics include Latin American politics, local government and comparative housing policies. She is currently completing a book on the crisis of democracy and participation in Latin America
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Marcela Velasco VELASCO_LARR Marcela Velasco is associate professor of Political Science at Colorado State University. She teaches in the areas of comparative government, South America and environmental politics and has worked at various universities in Bogota, Colombia. Her research interests include social movements and local governance, institutional change, and ethnic organizations

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