News

  • 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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  • October News

    What's new @LATINNO? October has been another busy month at LATINNO! We have been checking and revising our already coded cases, searching and coding several new interesting innovations, completing the  remaining missing values of our huge database, preparing our data for statistical analyses, translating our current 1974 cases to English, Spanish and Portuguese, and, finally, working closely with our web design and implementation team to prepare our website to display the database to you as soon as possible! 

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  • LATINNO back at Liquid Democracy

    LATINNO Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi attended the first "Pecha Kucha Night" organized by Liquid Democracy in Berlin. Liquid Democracy has pioneered the development of softwares for online participation. Indeed, its Adhocracy (https://adhocracy.de/) has already been used by several political parties and organizations in Europe and abroad.

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  • September News

    What's new @LATINNO? Summer 2016 came to an end and the LATINNO project is starting the fall season with some exciting new endeavors. Although we had to say goodbye to some of our excellent trainees after they finished their internship with us, we are welcoming new and very motivated collaborators to the team. Our data collection is constantly growing, and we are now advancing into 3 of the last 5 remaining countries: Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama. We're also revising and updating the data on the first 15 countries we've coded to fill in some missing values - it's not easy to find the information we need to code all 42 variables for each case! Meanwhile, the case descriptions are being prepared to go online in the coming months. This means translating each of our current 1901 cases to all three languages of our website: English, Spanish and Portuguese. It's a lot of work, but we love doing it and look forward to sharing it with you!

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  • New results from the LATINNO database presented at the APSA and ECPR annual conferences

    New results from the LATINNO database presented at the APSA and ECPR annual conferences

    In September, freshly released data and results from LATINNO's database were presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), in Philadelphia, and at the annual conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), in Prague. At the 2016 ECPR General Conference, held from 7 - 10 September, LATINNO Coordinator Thamy Pogrebinschi chaired the panel "Democratic Innovations in Latin America: Beyond the Participatory Budgeting", in which she presented new information and data added to the LATINNO database. Her paper "Comparing Deliberative Systems: An Assessment of 12 Countries in Latin America" proposes a comparative approach to deliberative democracy and a theoretical framework to assess how deliberative systems operate at the country and cross-country levels. The paper can be downloaded from the APSA and ECPR websites.

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  • Database Progress in August

    After a long process of data collection, our database contains 1696 democratic innovations from 16 countries. Our quantitative and qualitative analysis includes the coding of 42 variables regarding the context, the institutional design, and the impact of each democratic innovation.  

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