LALS Director Dr. Tulia Falleti publishes a new article in World Politics about participatory institutions in Latin America

Dr. Tulia Falleti, the Latin American and Latino Studies Director and the 1965 Class of Term Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, along with Dr. Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor at Providence College, just published "Endogenous Participation: Strengthening Prior Consultation in Extractive Economies" in World Politics.  It is now available online.

The article examines the strength of participatory institutions, in particular prior consultations or the right of indigenous groups to be consulted before their land or resources could be affected by resource extraction or mega-development projects.  Applying a historical institutional framework to empirical case studies in Bolivia and Ecuador, their findings show that the strength of these participatory institutions depends upon the processes, as well as timing, of social mobilization and political incorporation of the members. 

Please visit World Politics online to access the entire article.