Subject associations
LAS 402
Fall 2022
Margarita López Maya
Registrar description
The purpose of this Workshop-Seminar is to analyze different theories and experiences of direct and participatory democracy in Latin America that aimed to correct the deficits of representative democracy. Social movements, left wing parties and governments argued that profound reforms were needed in order to address extreme socioeconomic inequalities, and political exclusions in Latin American societies. These democratic innovations also aimed to improve government efficiency, to reduce corruption, and to reduce violence by strengthening community ties among citizens.