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2014-15 Archives

Faculty Workshops
Eighth Annual Conference
Graduate Workshops

Faculty Workshops

The first decade of the twenty-first century has been widely hailed as a new dawn for Latin America, putting an end to the dominance of neoliberal policies in the region’s politics. This was signaled by the election of such leftist leaders as Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva in Brazil – and their successors – and the success of indigenous politicians in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.  DCC is devoting 2014-15 to a regional theme, “Post-Neoliberal Latin America,” that highlights the importance of these developments not only for Latin America but for the world. The Program welcomes both empirical and normative scholarship, focused comparatively or on particular nations, regions, or communities, that explores the recent transformations in Latin America; the changing nature of its politics; the impact of political developments on civic and social inclusion; the continuing legacies of mass violence and civil war; the prospects and consequences of regional integration; the changing role of Latin America in the global political economy; and the scope and durability of the post-neoliberal turn.  The papers from this year are now in a published volume, available here.

The Future of Latin America: Challenges and Possibilities for Regional Development

Opening Event (Sept. 12, 2014)
Carlos Mesa (Former President of Bolivia).
Watch Video (Spanish). Listen to English Translation (Audio Only).

Social Investment in Latin America

Evelyne Huber (Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
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The Political Economy of Post-Neoliberal Latin America

Maristella Svampa (CONICET - National Center for Scientific and Technical Research, Argentina)
Claudiney Pereira (W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University)
View Description. Read Svampa PDF. Read Pereira PDF. Watch Video.

Social and Civic Inclusion in Chavista Era Venezuela

David Smilde (Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations, Tulane University; WOLA, Washington Office on Latin America)
Read PDF ("From Partial to Full Conflict Theory: A Neo-Weberian Perspective on Post-Neoliberal Venezuela").
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Violence and the Legacy of Civil War

Lotti Silber (Anthropology, City College of New York)
Deborah J. Yashar (Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University)
View Description. Read Silber PDF. Read Yashar PDF. Watch Video.


Latin American Regional Integration

Isabella Alcañiz (U. Maryland / Dept. of Government and Politics)
Marcela Cerrutti (CONICET, Argentina)
View Description. Read Alcañiz PDF. Watch Video.

Eighth Annual DCC Conference

Citizens, Constitutions, and Democracy
in Post-Neoliberal Latin America

May 8, 2015

Panel 1: Liberal Democracy

George Ciccariello-Maher (History and Politics, Drexel University)
Paulina Ochoa Espejo (Political Science, Haverford College)
Discussant: Anne Norton (Political Science, Penn)
Chair: Amy Offner (History, Penn)

Panel 2: Race and Ethnic Identities

Juliet Hooker (Government, University of Texas at Austin)
Oscar Vega Camacho (Fundación Cultural del Banco Central de Bolivia)
Discussant: Tukufu Zuberi (Sociology and Africana Studies, Penn)
Chair: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (History, Penn)
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Panel 3: Courts and Constitutional Changes

Sandra Botero (Political Science, University of Notre Dame)
Roberto Gargarella (University Torcuato Di Tella Law School)
Discussant: Rogers Smith (Political Science, Penn)
Chair: Emilio Parrado (Sociology, Penn)
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Panel 4: Citizenship and New forms of Participation

Thamy Pogrebinschi (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)
Gisela Zaremberg (Social Sciences, FLACSO México)
Discussant: Tulia Falleti (Political Science, Penn)
Chair: Mason Moseley (DCC Postdoctoral Fellow)
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Graduate Workshops

Punishment and the State

Sarah Cate (Political Science, UPenn)
Possibilities for Decarceration: Juvenile Justice Reform in California
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Robert Hoffman (Philosophy, UPenn)
A History of Violence: Distinguishing War and Punishment in Liberal States
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Empire and State Building on the North American Frontier

Lori Daggar (Penn History)
"Beyond Paternalism: Native Nations, Missionaries, and the Making of American Empire in Indian Country"

Brendan Gillis (Indiana University, Dept. of History)
Policing Beyond Law: Local Jurisdiction and Imperial Expansion in British America, 1740-1765
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Popular Expression and Political Parties

James Ryan (History, Penn)
The Anatomy of a Riot: Political Violence, the Birth of Multiparty Politics and the Destruction of Tan Press, December 4, 1945
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Mark Schneider (Political Science, Columbia)
Does Clientalism Work? A Test of Guessability in India
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Educating the Citizen

Chad D. Frazier (History, Georgetown University)
A School for Citizens, Not Just Civil Servants: The U.S. Colonial State and the Early Years of the University of Puerto Rico, 1903-1917
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Daniel Moak (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
The Liberal Roots of the Punitive Education State
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Reconstruction and the Limits of Freedom

Samuel Davis (Temple University History)
Martial Manhood Citizenship, Suffrage, and the Un-Reconstructed North in Pennsylvania, 1862-1870
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Kevin Waite (Penn History)
California Redeemed: The Retreat from Reconstruction in the Far West
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Defining Citizenship in Consolidating Regimes

Thomas Brinkerhoff (History, University of Pennsylvania)
Creating Future Peronists Through Sports: The Campeonatos Evita and the Political Socialization of Children
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Alexandra Wiktorek Sarlo (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)
Identity, Integration,and Citizenship in Post-Communist Ethnic Kin Policies
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Reforming the Carceral State

Ellen Donnelly (Penn Political Science)
The Political Emergence of Racial Disparity Reforms in the U.S.
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Melanie Newport (Temple University History)
"Nobody Ever Wins in a Jail”: The Master Plan and Outcomes of Federal Funding for Jail Construction in the 1970s


Meir Walters (Georgetown, Dept. of Government)
Censorship as a Populist Project: The Case of Post-Mubarak Egypt
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Basak Taraktas (Penn Political Science)
Building Societal Support in Post-Revolutionary Regimes
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(Dis)Integrating Migration

Smita Ghosh (Penn History)
Losing Control of Our Borders: Immigration Detention in the 1970s and 1980s
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Osman Balkan (Penn Political Science)
The Graves of Berlin
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