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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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Alberto Vergara VERGARA_LARR Alberto Vergara es profesor e investigador de la Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Perú). Estudió un doctorado en ciencia política en la Universidad de Montreal y fue investigador post-doctoral en la Universidad de Harvard. Sus artículos académicos han aparecido en el Journal of Politics in Latin America, Latin American Research Review, Journal of Democracy, entre otros. Sus libros más recientes son La danza hostil: Poderes sub-nacionales y Estado central en Bolivia y Perú (Lima, IEP, 2015) y la segunda edición de Ciudadanos sin República (Lima: Planeta, 2018). Próximamente, publicará el libro Politics after Violence (Austin, Texas University Press, en prensa) como co-editor junto a Hillel Soifer
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Verónica Garibotto veronica_garibotto Verónica Garibotto received her "Licenciatura en Letras" from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining KU, she taught at Queen's University in Canada. Her research addresses the links among culture (literature and film), history, and politics in 19th to 21st-century Latin America, especially in the Southern Cone. She is particularly interested in how historicity and ideology intersect with culture and in theoretical perspectives that combine a close textual analysis with a broader political reading.
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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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Daniel F. Wajner Wajner_LARR Daniel F. Wajner is a PhD candidate at the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also serves as lecturer at the Department of International Relations and the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University, as General-Secretary of the Israeli Association for International Studies, and as co-editor of the Politika academic journal. His main areas of research and teaching are international legitimacy, conflict resolution, and regional integration, particularly focusing on their interplay in the realm of Middle East and Latin American politics. His present PhD research focuses on the role of international legitimacy in conflict resolution, through the analysis of legitimation dynamics during peace negotiations in intractable conflicts.
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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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Yanina Welp Welpita YANINA WELP is Regional Director for Latin America at the Centre for Research on Direct Democracy (Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau, University of Zurich). She has completed a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and holds a degree in Political Science and in Social Communication Science, both from the University of Buenos Aires. Her main areas of study are the mechanisms of direct and participatory democracy in Latin America and digital media and politics. Webpage: