New Journal of Politics in Latin America 1/2017

The journal focuses on issues such as democratic deterioration in Venezuela, the assassinations of politicians in Mexico and the change in the banking sector of Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.

Journal of Politics of Latin America Vol. 9, No. 1 (2017)

Research Articles

  • Sebastián Etchemendy, Ignacio Puente: Power and Crisis: Explaining Varieties of Commercial Banking Systems in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico
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  • Anibal Francisco Gauna: Revisiting the Issue of Democratic Deterioration in Venezuela, 1974–1998
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  • Laura Ross Blume: The Old Rules No Longer Apply: Explaining Narco-Assassinations of Mexican Politicians
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  • Lucas González: Electoral Competition and Social Spending in the Argentine Provinces
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Research Notes

  • Carlos M. Lisoni: Contributions to a Typology of Clientelistic Brokers
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Other News

Journal |

The current Journal of Politics in Latin America deals with disadvantaged groups, including women and indigenous peoples. One article examines the gender gap in Argentina's politics, while another focuses on consultations with indigenous groups on mining and the extraction of raw materials. These and other contributions can be found in the new issue.

Call for Papers |

The GIGA journal very much welcomes high-quality individual submissions for its current issues, as well as proposals for guest-edited editions for the volumes from 2020 onwards.

In brief |

Hamburg-based shipping company Hapag-Lloyd is commemorating its former executive and influential son of the city Albert Ballin. GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar was invited to participate as a member of the Albert Ballin Award jury and with a keynote lecture on trade policy.