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REPAL: Red de Economía Política de América Latina

Conference on New Knowledge Frontiers in the Political Economy of Latin America

9-10 June 2014 Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Convenors: Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile), Vicky Murillo (Columbia University), Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico)

Program Chairs: Ben Schneider (MIT) and Eduardo Silva (Tulane University)

Local Host: Instituto de Ciencia Política (PUC-Chile) with support from the Nucleo Milenio para el Estudio de la Estatalidad y la Democracia en América Latina.

Call for Papers

The program committee welcomes proposals that tackle important puzzles and problems, both theoretical and practical, in the political economy of Latin America. Paper proposals (no more than 500 words) should be grounded in solid empirical field research employing whatever methods are appropriate to the research questions. Proposals, papers, and presentations can be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Format: 30 minute individual sessions (15 minute presentation with 15 minutes of discussion) in two parallel tracks.

Submission deadline for paper proposals is 1 December 2013. Send proposals to repal2014@gmail.com. Notification of acceptance will come by mid January 2014. Accepted papers must be uploaded to the conference site by 15 May.

Repal is a new network of researchers (institutionally affiliated with universities in Latin America, North America, and Europe) interested in promoting and giving greater visibility to new studies in the political economy of Latin America. In thematic terms, we are interested in analyzing the interaction among economic, political, and social processes. We are particularly concerned with how the findings of such analyses further our understanding of development models, the socio-political institutions that sustain them, and the practical problems they face. In methodological terms, we seek to promote research that is empirically grounded and sensitive to context and that leads to new forms of description, concept formation, causal inference, and theoretical innovations that challenge the conventional wisdom on socially relevant phenomenon in the region. With respect to methods of research and analysis, our approach is open and eclectic, based on a simple premise that the methods should be selected as a function of the problem to be studied rather than the reverse. Institutionally, Repal is a network open to the research community and structured around the promotion of diverse, plural debate on the political economy of Latin America.

Proposal form for Repal 2014

to be emailed to repal2014@gmail.com by 1 December 2013

Name _________________________________

Email _________________________

Position _______________________________

Department _______________________________

Institutional Affiliation _____________________________

(please add the same information for coauthors)

Paper summary (no more than 500 words):

Seguem também os links do repal e o link para o novo livro do Ben Schneider

REPAL 2014 http://redeconomiapoliticaamlat.com/annual-meetings/

Hierarchical Capitalism in Latin America