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Recent Scholarly Publications

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Killing in the Slums: An Impact Evaluation of Police Reform in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

Abstract:This paper evaluates the causal impact of Rio de Janeiro’s Pacifying Police Units (UPPs), probably the largest–scale police reform initiative taking place in the developing world.

The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

October 2013

Abstract:Why have militarized interventions to curtail violence by drug cartels had wildly divergent results?

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

December 2011

From Oxford University Press: There is a broad consensus among scholars that the idea of human rights was a product of the Enlightenment but that a self-conscious and broad-based human rights...

Varieties of Clientelism: Machine Politics During Elections

October 2010

Clientelist parties (or political machines) engage in a variety of strategies during elections.

What It Takes to Be Satisfied at Work: Health, Voice and Work Satisfaction in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile

January 2009

Using People's Security data from three countries, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, the article examines which objective and subjective work place factors increase work satisfaction.

Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries

March 2007

Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reforms in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution.

Federalism, Fiscal Authority, and Centralization in Latin America

August 2006

This book explores the politics of fiscal authority, focusing on the centralization of taxation in Latin America during the twentieth century.

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

December 2005

The latest volume in this popular series focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

The (Too-Low but) Rising Quality of Democracy in Brazil and Chile

December 2003

There is a reading of democracy in both these countries that is not optimistic.

Politics in Developing Countries

December 1995

This second edition of the highly regarded Politics in Developing Countries again presents case studies of experiences with democracy in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, along with...

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Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL