News

  • 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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  • January News

    What's new @LATINNO (in 2017)? Yes, we’ve crossed the 2000 cases mark!!!   New research assistants, new challenges, and new cases! We've started 2017 in full speed! Since early January, we have great additions to our team, which have helped boost the coding of cases, especially those from Central America and those that involve e-participation. We now have 2054 cases, and there’s more to come!   For several reasons, we had to postpone our planned conference that would take place now in February. We will hold a small launch event in June, when our data will go online. Next year we plan to organize a larger academic conference at the WZB, inviting scholars from different countries to Berlin.   News on cases and publications can be found below, as well as on our website - which has had more than 7000 visitors since December!  

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  • December News

    Looking back at 2016... 2016 was a very fruitful year for the LATINNO project. Our team of coders has intensively identified, registered and coded new cases from a growing amount of countries - numbers which have widely surpassed our expectations.  

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  • November News

    What's new @LATINNO? We are getting closer and closer to disclosing our data! This month, the programming of our online database was finished, as well as the design of our final webpage, i.e. the one you’ll be able to see as soon as the data collection is complete. It looks beautiful, and we are happy to announce that we will be able to make the data for the first country available online in early February, as soon as all case translations are ready!

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