The project is motivated by the surprising sustainability of multiparty presidentialism in Africa, Latin America, and postcommunist Europe.
Despite predictions to the contrary, presidents have been remarkably successful at winning legislative support from fragmented legislatures. The project has two principal objectives: (1) to identify the tools that presidents use to govern in concert with multiparty legislatures and (2) to assess the effects of these tools on horizontal accountability in new democracies.
On 9th May 2011, the Latin American Centre signed a collaboration agreement with CAF Development Bank of Latin America. The agreement encourages both institutions to combine efforts to generate and diffuse knowledge of Latin America, as an essential tool for economic and social development of the region.
Dr Francesca Lessa has been awarded a John Fell OUP Research Fund for her project entitled “Justice and Memory beyond Borders: The Plan Condor and Accountability in Argentina and Uruguay.”
MOxLAD - Statistical series for more than forty economic and social indicators over the whole twentieth century, covering twenty countries in the region. It is designed as a resource for economic and social historians worldwide. It is the only source that brings together publicly available data for 1900-2000 from a wide range of official publications and presents them on a consistent basis. Coverage is now being expanded, both backwards to 1870 and forwards to 2010"
The Brazilian Studies Programme brings together scholars from around the University of Oxford who are teaching and researching on Brazilian topics. Four research clusters are associated with the programme: International Relations; Comparative Politics; Language and Culture; Environmental Studies
The Programme is an integral part of the Latin American Centre and is coordinated by a University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies.
Working papers series from visiting Brazilian researchers at Oxford.
The Brazilian Studies Programme (2008-present) is the successor to the Centre for Brazilian Studies (1997-2007) that played a major role in the development of Brazilian Studies under the leadership of Professor Leslie Bethell.
Professors Leigh Payne (University of Oxford) and Kathryn Sikkink (University of Minnesota) have been awarded a second collaborative grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) (Grant No. AH/K502856/1) and the National Science Foundation (USA) (Grant No. 1228519) in the summer of 2012 for a research project on Alternative Accountabilities for Past Human Rights Abuses.