LAC and the World

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    A avaliação da pesquisa baseada em periódicos marginaliza regiões como a América Latina e seus problemas mais relevantes

A avaliação da pesquisa baseada em periódicos marginaliza regiões como a América Latina e seus problemas mais relevantes

Muitos sistemas de avaliação adotam uma abordagem limitada de excelência, ao julgar o valor de um trabalho pelo periódico em que é publicado. Pesquisas recentes de Diego Chavarro, Ismael Ràfols e outros colegas, mostram como esses sistemas subestimam e prejudicam a produção de importantes questões sociais, econômicas e ambientais. Esses sistemas também refletem os preconceitos das bases de dados de citações, […]

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    Digital inequalities policies in Latin America are mostly words and little accountability, just like in Europe

Digital inequalities policies in Latin America are mostly words and little accountability, just like in Europe

Digital inequalities policies must tailor their interventions to the problems, needs, and outcomes of specific vulnerable groups if they are to move beyond good intentions and achieve real socioeconomic change, writes Ellen Helsper (LSE Department of Media and Communications).

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    Latin America’s literature, history, and culture show that we must find our own managerial script

Latin America’s literature, history, and culture show that we must find our own managerial script

Any attempt to increase Latin America’s productivity should adapt managerial ideas to the Latin American character rather than the other way around, argues Alfredo Behrens (FIA Business School, São Paulo).

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    La evaluación de la investigación basada en revistas margina a regiones como América Latina y sus temas más relevantes

La evaluación de la investigación basada en revistas margina a regiones como América Latina y sus temas más relevantes

Muchos sistemas de evaluación adoptan un enfoque limitado de excelencia, al juzgar el valor de un trabajo por la revista en que se publica. Una investigación reciente de Diego Chavarro, Ismael Ràfols y otros colegas muestra cómo tales sistemas subestiman y son perjudiciales en la producción de importantes temas sociales, económicos y ambientales. Estos sistemas también reflejan los sesgos de las bases de […]

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    Journal-based research assessments marginalise regions like Latin America and the issues most relevant to them

Journal-based research assessments marginalise regions like Latin America and the issues most relevant to them

Many research evaluation systems continue to take a narrow view of excellence, judging the value of work based on the journal in which it is published. Recent research by Diego Chavarro, Ismael Ràfols, and colleagues shows how such systems underestimate and prove detrimental to the production of research on important social, economic, and environmental issues. These systems also reflect the biases of journal […]

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    China’s new relations with Panama and Costa Rica are another step towards a Beijing Consensus in Central America

China’s new relations with Panama and Costa Rica are another step towards a Beijing Consensus in Central America

Increased trade, aid, investment, and diplomatic engagement between China and both Costa Rica and Panama signal a more general projection of Chinese economic and political standards in international trade policy, writes Sophie Wintgens (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

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    Levantando el velo de la bondad: “la amistad” y el colonialismo de asentamiento en la Patagonia galesa de Argentina

Levantando el velo de la bondad: “la amistad” y el colonialismo de asentamiento en la Patagonia galesa de Argentina

El impulso pacífico de los galeses en un contexto global de brutalidad colonial sobresale como un modelo de generosidad. Pero esta “amistad” sirvió finalmente para reforzar el proyecto colonizador en Argentina y más allá, escribe Lucy Taylor (Aberystwyth University).

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    The Cayman conundrum: why is one tiny archipelago the largest financial centre in Latin America and the Caribbean?

The Cayman conundrum: why is one tiny archipelago the largest financial centre in Latin America and the Caribbean?

Analysing how millions of multinational corporations structure their global ownership chains reveals that Cayman acts as a ‘sink’ offshore financial centre where foreign capital accumulates and data trails often end, writes Jan Fichtner (University of Amsterdam).

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    Lifting the veil of kindness: ‘friendship’ and settler colonialism in Argentina’s Welsh Patagonia

Lifting the veil of kindness: ‘friendship’ and settler colonialism in Argentina’s Welsh Patagonia

The peaceable impulse of the Welsh in a global context of colonial brutality stands out as a beacon of generosity, yet even this ‘friendship’ served to reinforce, not undermine, the colonising project in Argentina and beyond, writes Lucy Taylor (Aberystwyth University).

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    Brexit threatens UK-Latin America cooperation in higher education, but both sides can help to ensure it continues

Brexit threatens UK-Latin America cooperation in higher education, but both sides can help to ensure it continues

Current and past bilateral initiatives show that the UK’s exit from the EU is not only a threat, but also as an opportunity, writes Valesca Lima (Dublin City University).