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17:30 - 19:00 9 May 2017

Book launch: Intermediation and Representation in Latin America: Actors and Roles beyond Elections


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor Gisela Zaremberg, Researcher, FLACSO Mexico, Dr. Gisela Zaremberg is a Professor-researcher at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), México. Her research focuses on democratic innovations, networks, and gender. Among her publications, the book Votos, mujeres y asistencia social en el México priista y la Argentina peronista, won the 2010 Donna Lee Van Cott award for 'Best Book on Latin American Institutions' (LAPIS, LASA).
Dr Valeria Guarneros-Meza, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Dr. Valeria Guarneros-Meza is Senior Lecturer at De Montfort Univeristy, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on the relationships existing between public management processes and citizen participation. Her research has been published in international academic journals such as Public Administration and Urban Studies.

Debates on democratisation in Latin America have considered participatory democracy as a complementary approach to the shortfalls of representative democracy to overcome problems on elitism, corruption and clientelism. However, they overlook other types of political relationships that fall in between these pure extremes. The seminar will bring forward the concept of political intermediation, considered a role that requires ingeniousness and which is not designed simply to act on the best interests of the represented, but also to transform the world of those represented.

Given the multiplicity and simultaneity of intermediary roles the question on comparing the rules and actions that characterise each individual or organisation is raised. Through a comparative model, the cube of political intermediation, a series of case studies across Latin American, compiled in the book - will be discussed.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)2031089721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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