The common definition of “democratic consolidation” as a situation in which democracy has turned into “the only game in town” (Linz and Stepan 1996) describes a “self-reinforcing equilibrium” in which “all politically relevant” actors play by basic democratic rules.
Andreas Schedler, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
Fourth François-Xavier Guerra Seminar – jointly organized with the Centre de reserche d’histoire de l’Amerique Latine at du monde ibérique (CRALMI), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – Please note that this seminar will take place in Paris at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne,
Romy Sánchez, University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne;
In recent years the UNHCR has hailed Latin America as the new avant-garde of generous refugee protection. Is there evidence for significant liberalization of refugee legislation in the region and how can it be explained?
Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)
Angel Smith is Reader in Modern Spanish history at the University of Leeds. His major monographs are Anarchism, Revolution and Reaction: Catalan Labour and the Crisis of the Spanish State, 1898-1923, International Studies in Social History, vol.
Angel Smith, University of Leeds and St. Antony’s College
The main argument presented is that institutional modernisation is a slow and incremental process in Brazil. It draws on research recently published in Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby (Routledge, New York, 2017).
Graciela Iglesias-Rogers is currently principal investigator of the AHRC-funded project ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-20th centuries)’ in partnership with the National Trust (Tyntesfield). She is Senior Lecturer in Modern Europ
Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, University of Winchester
Jeremy Adelman completed his DPhil at Oxford in 1989, and has since authored or edited ten books, including Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (2006) and Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (2013).
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
“What motivates sympathy for people in distress in far-away places? Is the rise of humanitarianism recent or ancient? This lecture will explore the ways that global integration since the nineteenth century produced economic and affective ties between distant places and peoples; there has been a