Study about representation and democracy in Latin America discussed in Rio
The Laboratory for Political Studies (LEP) at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) will host a talk titled “External shocks, representation and democracy in Latin America” on October 23, at 2 pm. The guest speaker will be Daniela Campello, a professor at the FGV´s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV EBAPE). The event will take place in Auditorium 1014 in FGV’s main building (Praia de Botafogo, 190, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro).
Economic voting is a widely accepted phenomenon in the political science literature, but most research on the subject assumes that economic performance is a direct result of policymaking, or more recently, it argues that voters can identify when it is not. In this talk, Campello will challenge these claims, showing that in a large subset of Latin American countries, both presidential popularity and reelection prospects depend heavily on factors that are independent of presidents’ political choices. These findings contribute to the literature on the assignment of responsibility for economic performance and present important implications for the quality of representation in Latin American democracies.
Campello is an associate professor of politics and international relations at FGV EBAPE. In 2018, she was a visiting CAF scholar at Oxford University and at Santo Antônio University. She has a PhD in political science from UCLA and she is a former assistant professor at Princeton University. Her research lies at the frontier of international and comparative political economy, focusing on the consequences of globalization for democracy and income redistribution in emerging economies.
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