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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). To find out more, join the author for the launch of his book Gaucho Dialogues on Leadership and Management at Canning House, London, on 23 January 2018.

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    El Salvador’s experience of UN peacebuilding reveals the ineffectiveness of ‘development as usual’ approaches

El Salvador’s experience of UN peacebuilding reveals the ineffectiveness of ‘development as usual’ approaches

To provide the vital “peace dividend” of better lives and livelihoods, peacebuilding must promote conflict-sensitive policies even where they are economically second-best. The UN can support this process by helping states in transition to reactivate their economies in an inclusive and sustainable manner, writes Graciana del Castillo (City University of New York).

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    Urban ethnic associations are allowing Chile’s Mapuche to reclaim Santiago as an indigenous space

Urban ethnic associations are allowing Chile’s Mapuche to reclaim Santiago as an indigenous space

Santiago’s array of ethnic associations are ensuring the survival Mapuche culture and de-invisibilising those who have made the city their home, writes Dana Brablec (University of Cambridge).

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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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    What can the rest of the world learn from Mexico City’s EcoBici bike-sharing scheme?

What can the rest of the world learn from Mexico City’s EcoBici bike-sharing scheme?

Mexico City’s EcoBici bike-sharing scheme systematically broke down social barriers to enable the introduction of a new mode of public transport. Naima von Ritter Figueres (LSE International Development) analyses its success and considers whether this approach could work in other megacities around the world.

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    Are reparations transforming Colombian women’s lives? The gendered dynamics of the Victims’ Law

Are reparations transforming Colombian women’s lives? The gendered dynamics of the Victims’ Law

With a change of approach, reparations could reinforce a long-term process of gendered citizenship-building instead of treating women as dependent and unequal victims, writes Sanne Weber (University of Birmingham).

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    Chile’s 2017 presidential election: the alliances and aspirations of Piñera and Guillier

Chile’s 2017 presidential election: the alliances and aspirations of Piñera and Guillier

The first round of Chile’s presidential elections has created the most unpredictable political constellation since the nation’s return to democracy in 1989. The cabals and intrigues materialising the run-up to the second round on December 17 could have long-term effects on the nation’s political culture, ideological identities and socio-economic development, write Roland Benedikter (EURAC Research, COHA, University of Wroclaw) and Miguel Zlosilo (Artool, Chile) in the third […]

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    Routes to formality: transport accessibility, skills, and labour markets in Bogotá

Routes to formality: transport accessibility, skills, and labour markets in Bogotá

Workers living close to TransMilenio bus-rapid-transit stations in the Colombian capital have a lower probability of being in informal employment, but proximity impacts differently on high- and low-skilled workers, writes  Nicolás Oviedo Dávila, winner of the 2017 LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre-Inter-American Development Bank Postgraduate Essay Prize.

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    Revisiting the developmental state: Brazil and India in the 21st century

Revisiting the developmental state: Brazil and India in the 21st century

Real and credible development in these countries means pursuing knowledge social economy visions that are genuinely autochthonous, writes Valbona Muzaka (King’s College London).

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    Brazil’s crisis of political legitimacy has opened the door to rant-and-rave populist Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s crisis of political legitimacy has opened the door to rant-and-rave populist Jair Bolsonaro

Though Bolsonaro has little relevant experience, a poor record as a legislator, and few economic, fiscal, or foreign-policy proposals, his ability to capitalise on widespread hostility to Brazilian politics and politicians has made him the second most popular candidate for the 2018 presidential election, writes Mark S. Langevin (George Washington University).