News

  • October News 2017

    Currently @ LATINNO As the fall season arrives in Berlin, we continue to update and add new cases to our ever-growing dataset of democratic innovations, and share this information around the globe!  Some of the initial results of our project have been presented this month at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University by LATINNO's founder and coordinator, Thamy Pogrebinschi. Thamy is currently a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. Another output from ...

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  • Summer/September News

      Currently @ LATINNO This summer, the LATINNO Project has been very busy! We have been working on our ever-growing dataset of democratic innovations, and at the same time, we have started to further examine some questions regarding the impact of these forms of political experimentation. Some initial results of our research were published in DADOS, Brazil's leading social science journal, and openDemocracy/Democracia Abierta. In addition, the project's founder, Thamy Pogrebinschi, opened the International Congress on Governance, ...

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  • July News

    Currently @ LATINNO During the month of July, the recently launched LATINNO platform had over 8.5 thousand unique visitors from all over the world, exploring and comparing the 2,400 forms of political experimentation that by empowering citizens, are aiming to strengthen democracy in 18 countries in Latin America.  Using this extensive data collection will enable the upcoming studies and articles to answer many of the empirical questions that remain unsettled by the academic literature. Further ...

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  • June News

    What's new @LATINNO? We are very happy and excited since we have officially launched the first part of our project! On June 27th, the LATINNO team presented the final database containing 2,400 democratic innovations in 18 countries in Latin America. The project's coordinator, Thamy Pogrebinschi, showed some final results together with a wonderful team of speakers with whom we exchanged thoughts and uncertainties about the role played by citizens in strengthening democracy in the region. We want to give a special thank you to ...

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  • May News

    What's new @LATINNO? June 27th is almost here! This has been a very busy month for the LATINNO team. While preparing for the big day, we've been setting up the last details of our database, updating the overviews of the 18 Latin American countries that are being assessed and translating everything into English, Portuguese and Spanish.   We are eager to show you all of our results!   For this newsletter, in addition to showing ...

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  • LATINNO Project Launch Event

    LATINNO Project Launch Event

    To register, please email Azucena Morán: azucena.moran@wzb.eu LATINNO Project Department of Democracy and Democratization WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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  • April News

    What's new @LATINNO? Less than two months to go until the launch of our database! We've been busy finishing up the last countries, doing final revisions, searching for the remaining missing data and, of course, preparing the big event of June 27th!  We have dedicated this month's newsletter to show how the civil society is engaging in the fight against corruption, aiming to solve the deficits of representative institutions and to enhance accountability in Latin America. Database ...

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  • March News

    What's new @LATINNO? As democracy in Latin America seems to continue to encounter the old ghosts of democratic instability and political turmoil, our commitment to shed light on the state- and society-led innovations that are enforcing democracy in the region becomes stronger every day! This month we have been featured at Open Democracy and The Governance Report, in which LATINNO’s coordinator Thamy Pogrebinschi shares preliminary findings on ICT-based innovations, questions whether digital democracy can in fact improve ...

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  • Does digital democracy improve democracy?

    Read "Does digital democracy improve democracy?" an article recently published by Thamy Pogrebinschi in DemocraciaAbierta, the latin section of openDemocracy. The article contains preliminary findings on digital innovations of the LATINNO project.

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  • February News

    What's new @LATINNO? Winter is coming to an end in Berlin, and as the sun begins to show itself our Latin-American team regains strength to add more cases to our ever-growing database! This month we have concluded one of our sub-projects on e-participation and digital innovations in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru and we hope to be able to share our results soon. By the end of next month, the final beta version of our website should become available online, from whence we will start to upload our initial cases!

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