Second Annual Conference
Departamento de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas
Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU), Montevideo
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. Download the forms Proposal-form-for-Repal-2015.
Submission deadline for paper proposals is 15 December 2014. Send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of acceptance will come by late January 2015.
Graduate students are encouraged to apply after they have completed most of their dissertation research. A letter (or email) from a faculty advisor should be sent separately supporting the student’s proposal and confirming that the fieldwork is nearing completion.
Conference format: 30 minute individual sessions (12 minute presentations with 15 minutes of discussion) in three parallel tracks. Papers should be submitted two weeks before the conference at the latest and will be posted in a website accessible to conference participants. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance to enrich the discussion at the conference.
Local Organization: Juan Bogliaccini (UCU), Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Montevideo
Program Chairs: Angelika Rettberg (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) and Ben Schneider
Repal is a 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.
For more information, check the Repal site: http://redeconomiapoliticaamlat.com
Repal steering committee: Daniela Campello (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro), Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile), Paula Muñoz (Universidad del Pacífico, Lima), Vicky Murillo (Columbia University), Ben Schneider (MIT), Andrew Schrank (Brown University), Eduardo Silva (Tulane University)