UMD Latin American Studies Center Presents:
Latin American Democracy in 2012
Prof. Marcelo Cavarozzi,
Universidad Nacional de General San Martín (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Friday, February 17
2110 Taliaferro Hall
Over the last decades, political regimes of different ideological orientations (from neoliberal to new populisms) in Latin America have sought to provide different answers to the persistence of inequality and poverty in the region. Across the spectrum, these regimes have met only limited success in reaching their goals. Tracing the historical origins of these regimes, and identifying the main forces shaping their recent development, this talk will focus on why democracy in the region has failed to meet its full promise to enhance social equity and well-being.
Marcelo Cavarozzi is one of the most prominent Latin American political scientists. He has been Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Politics and Government, University of San Martín (UNSAM) and a member of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Argentina since 1985. He has published numerous books and articles, among them El Capitalismo Político Tardío en América Latina (1997) and Autoritarismo y Democracia — La Transición del Estado al Mercado en la Argentina (1997). He is currently working on the subject of presidentialism in Latin America.