I am a senior researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and faculty member of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
My work lies at the intersection between democratic theory and comparative politics, with a focus on Latin America.
My research focuses on democratic innovations, new forms of citizen participation, and their impact on policy and democracy at the macro level. I am also interested on the role digital technology plays on representation and participation and, more recently, on collective intelligence.
Since late 2015 I have been the coordinator of LATINNO (Innovations for Democracy in Latin America), the most comprehensive database on democratic innovations evolved in 18 countries of Latin America between 1990 and 2020. My team of over thirty PhD and master students has collected and assessed around 3600 cases of democratic experiments involving deliberation, citizen representation, digital engagement, and direct voting. LATINNO has been funded by the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Initiative for Europe and is based at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
You will find most of my publications in this website, as well as information about my teaching and research. You can browse my books, book chapters, journal articles, and also conference papers and other writings. I will try to make as much material as possible available for download, except for what is under review or protected by copyrights. I hope you find what you are looking for!
You can take a look at my Curriculum Vitae here.
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
10785 Berlin Germany
Phone: +49 30 25491598