Collateral Censorship: Theory and Evidence from Venezuela
This talks centers around a book co-authored with Dorothy Kronick. The authors provide a theory of censorship in contemporary electoral regimes. Censoring a critical media outlet increases support for the incumbent not only by curbing voters’ exposure to damaging news—a benefit recognized in the literature—but also by inducing favorable changes in the slant of other […]
Securty is on an upswing: should mayors get the credit? Insights from Mexico City
Latin American cities like São Paulo and Mexico City have seen tremendous improvements in public safety in the last decade. But, as crime rates have gone down, clashes over who is responsible for these rare accomplishments have emerged. The reason is that states provide security in these cities. Yet mayors have used their minimal or […]
Violence, Inequality and Democracy in the Americas – Spring Series
The 2023–24 Center for Inter-American Policy & Research Speaker Series, Violence, Inequality and Democracy in the Americas, explores challenges to democratic politics and effective governance in the region. Speakers will present cutting-edge research on the politics of criminal violence and civil conflict, protest movements, militarization, and democratic backsliding in diverse countries of Latin America. The […]