Research Projects

Current Research Projects

LATINNO – Innovations for Democracy in Latin America

LATINNO is the first comprehensive and systematic source of data on new institutions for citizen participation evolving in Latin America – the so-called democratic innovations. It has collected data on democratic innovations evolving in 18 Latin America countries from the years of 1990 to 2020. The data is coded for 43 variables related to the context, institutional design, and impact of each innovation. Along with the quantitative data, qualitative information on each case has also been gathered and assessed. This prolifically rich content is now being analyzed in policy briefs and academic papers.

Institution: WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center
Funding: Open Society Foundation and Open Society Initiative for Europe


Former Research Projects

Digital Democracy in Latin America: How ICT-based innovations may improve democracy

Institution: WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center
Funding: Porticus Foundation

Pragmatic Democracy: participation, representation, and political experimentalism

Institution: WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center and Freie Universität Berlin
Funding: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Participation as Representation: Political experimentalism as a method of democratic governance

Institution: WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center
Funding: A.SK Social Science Award, Fellowship

Participation as a Method of Governance. The role of the National Public Policy Conferences in shaping a new decision-making process in Brazil

Institution: IESP-UERJ
Funding: FAPERJ

Participation and Representation in Latin America

Institutions: University of British Columbia, Washington University and Southmore College
Funding: Ford Foundation

Participation as Representation: The impact of the national conferences and councils on the design and implementation of public policy in Brazil

Institution: IESP-UERJ
Funding: General-Secretary of the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Brazil


ISEGORIA

In 2009-2010 I’ve built ISEGORIA, a database that contains all deliberations from the National Public Policy Conferences in Brazil (NPPC) and all legislative acts from the Brazilian federal Legislature that match them. ISEGORIA covers the period 1988-2010, comprising over a hundred of NPPCs. ISEGORIA was funded by the Ministry of Justice of Brazil (2009) and the General Secretary of the Presidency of Brazil (2010). The data is available online (except data for 2009 and 2010) here.

If you’d like to use and cite ISEGORIA data: Pogrebinschi, Thamy (2010). Banco de Dados ISEGORIA. Available from: http://portal.mj.gov.br/isegoria/consultarConferencia/exibirTelaInicial.do


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