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Time Horizons Matter (Original Paper) co-authored by CIPR Post Doc, Sergio Béjar

Time horizons matter: the hazard rate of coalition governments and the size of government By Sergio Béjar, Bumba Mukherjee and Will H. Moore Economics of…  read more

Working Documents on the Cuban Economy

Below is a collection of working documents resulting from the international conference, El Caribe en Su Inerción Internacional (Cuba Today and the Road Ahead) held…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 1: Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Handbook

Commitment to Equity Assessment (CEQ): Estimating the incidence of Social Spending, Subsidies and Taxes Working Paper No. 1 A working document by: Nora Lustig Samuel…  read more

Is Latin America Transforming Itself? Remarks by CIPR Director Ludovico Feoli, Ph.D.

Latin America has recently been in the spotlight for its resiliency in the wake of the financial crisis and progress in the reduction of poverty…  read more

Working Document: Political Representation in Central America

Political Representation in Central America, a working document by current Stone Center Post-Doc Annabella España-Nájera, Tulane University New Orleans and former CIPR Post-Doc Mar Martínez…  read more

Taylor-Robinson, Ura paper

June 3-4, 2010 Read the paper by Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson and Joseph Ura “From strengthening institutions to a coup: Explaining the ouster of President Zelaya…  read more

Mary Clark Paper on Social Security Reform in Costa Rica

Occasional Paper by Dr. Mary Clark (Tulane, Department of Political Science) written under CIPR sponsorship: The Recentralization of the CCSS in Costa Rica Read about…  read more

Paolo Spadoni on Failed Sanctions: Transnational Players and the U.S. Embargo against Cuba

May 13th, 2009 Please read the introduction and the conclusion of his forthcoming book here: Failed Sanctions: Transnational Players and the U.S. Embargo against Cuba.…  read more

Paolo Spadoni on The Current Situation of Foreign Investment in Cuba / 2004

April 21st, 2009 Please read Paolo Spadoni’s article on The Current Situation of Foreign Investment in Cuba 2004  read more

Arturo Sotomayor Co-Authors The Report on Growth and Responsibility

January 27th, 2009 Arturo Sotomayor writes on Mexico in Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Report on Growth and Responsibility.  read more

Paolo Spadoni on The U.S. Financial Flows in the Cuban Economy

November 12th, 2008 Check on Paolo Spadoni’s article on The U.S. Financial Flows in the Cuban Economy  read more

Paolo Spadoni on The U.S. Congress and the Cuban Embargo

September 25th, 2008 Please read Paolo Spadoni’s article on The U.S. Congress and the Cuban Embargo  read more

Woodrow Wilson Center Report on Cuba/Neighbors

March 2009 Woodrow Wilson Center’s Report on Cuba and its Neighbors: The Challenges of Change  read more

"U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality" from the Council on Foreign Relations

May 19th, 2008 The Council on Foreign Relations has released a new report produced by an independent task force chaired by Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International…  read more

Latin American Fact Sheet

July 11, 2012 Population There are over 50 million people in the U.S. today of Hispanic origin. This is the single largest ethnic group in…  read more

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political economist Dr. Katrina Burgess

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Katrina Burgess as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, November 16, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Burgess will give a talk titled Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States.

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Katrina Burgess (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is author of Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy, which won the 2006 Outstanding Book Award for the best publication on labor issues granted by the Section on Labor Studies and Class Relations of the Latin American Studies Association, and co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection. She has also published numerous book chapters, as well as articles in World Politics, Latin American Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, South European Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Politica y gobierno, and International Studies Review. Dr. Burgess has also served as Assistant Director of the U.S.-Mexico Project at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C. and Associate Director of the California-Mexico Project at USC in Los Angeles.

Patterns of migrant engagement in politics back home cannot be understood without examining the ways in which homeland states reach out to their migrants. Since states engaged in what can be called diaspora-making are unable to deploy many of the tools of rule within their borders, they are especially reliant on the cultivation of loyalty. The agents, motives, and loyalty-cultivation strategies of diaspora-making have important implications for whether homeland parties mobilize voters abroad, as demonstrated by the contrasts between Mexico and the Dominican Republic.