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International Journal of the Commons Publishes UCL Americas PhD Candidate Ivan Lobo's Article on the Colombian Pacific Region
Building upon case-based evidence this paper explores the role of
leaders in Ecomanglar, a community-based enterprise in the Black collective
territory of La Plata-Bahía Málaga in the Colombian Pacific Basin, whose
purpose is to provide eco and ethno-tourism services.
The paper proposes an analytical framework to understand the role of these
leaders based on the interaction of two dimensions: institutional transfer channels and operational capacity. It
also analyses leaders as essential ‘brokers’ to initialise and sustain
collective action. The findings challenge approaches which view collective
action as an emergent decentralised group-oriented outcome. Read the article here.
Published: Oct 19, 2016 11:36:04 AM
We are honored to welcome Dr Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts as Commonwealth Academic Fellow for the duration of this academic year. Dr Gilbert-Roberts is a Jamaican regionalist with an
interest in the politics of development, particularly at the intersection of
governance, regionalism and youth development. She is a Research Fellow at the
Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the
University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica. More on Dr Gilbert-Roberts here.
Published: Oct 5, 2016 2:54:15 PM
Following the successful delivery of the seminar Cuba: Redefining the Model, with the participation of journal contributors Vegard Bye, Bert Hoffmann and Laurence Whitehead, on October 3 at UCL Institute of the Americas, we would like to thank Taylor & Francis for their kindness in
making available the whole of volume 37, issue 9 of TWQ for free until the end
of October. Follow their link here. This event was chaired by UCL Americas Maxine Molyneux.
Published: Oct 4, 2016 3:33:10 PM
Professor Kevin J. Middlebrook has been appointed Co-chair (with Professor Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell) of the international panel selecting the first recipient of the Latin American Studies Assocation’s Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship, the Association’s newest endowed prize. For details concerning the prize and nomination procedures, please consult https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/awards/index.asp More...
Published: Sep 29, 2016 9:43:20 AM
Dr. Juan Grigera (UCL Americas) has been awarded funding from the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods to develop methods for natural language processing of newspaper sources to help the building of social conflict databases. The International Visitor Exchange will allow Grigera to do research with the Global Social Protest Research Working Group (led by Prof. Beverly Silver) at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at John Hopkins University. The project is targeted at advancing online digital and Big Data method and incorporating more advanced NLP techniques to global social history and to overcoming the geographical and historical limitations of the current social unrest datasets. More...
Published: Sep 26, 2016 2:48:44 PM
The discovery of a big batch of previously undisclosed emails related to
her private account is bad news for Hillary Clinton, Professor Iwan Morgan,
US politics scholar at UCL Institute of the Americas, London, tells DW, as it takes the pressure off Trump and turns it up on
Clinton. Read the complete DW interview here.
Published: Aug 24, 2016 9:42:39 AM
Dr. Néstor Castañeda and co-investigators
Dr. David Doyle (Oxford) and Dr. Cassilde Schwartz (UCL) have been
awarded a British Academy-Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant for a project
on tax policy and informality in Latin America. The project studies the
attitudes of formal and informal workers towards taxes and public goods in
Latin America by fielding an original survey in Mexico City. They will use list
experiments to covertly elicit attitudes on tax avoidance and conjoint
experiments to capture the multi-dimensional components of tax preferences.
Their research project, set to begin in September 2016, seeks to contribute to
the debate on sustainable fiscal policies in the region.
Published: Aug 23, 2016 11:53:28 AM
Iwan Morgan, Professor of U.S. Studies at University College London's Institute of the Americas, says Hillary Clinton must convince Americans that she represents change. Watch the interview here. More...
Published: Aug 9, 2016 2:13:35 PM
The Director of the Chinese Institute of Latin American Studies,
Dr. Wu Hongying and her colleagues visited UCL this week to discuss possible
collaborations and exchange visits. The Beijing-based Institute is part of the
prestigious Chinese Institute of International Relations based in Beijing. The meeting with the Chinese visitors was hosted at UCL
Institute of the Americas, and attended by Professor Alejandro Madrigal, Pro Vice
Provost for Latin America, Professor Maxine Molyneux, Dr. Kate Quinn and Dr.
Juan Grigera from UCL Institute of the Americas.
Published: Jul 28, 2016 4:27:57 PM
The Director of UCL Institute of the Americas, Professor Jonathan Bell,
would like to reassure our student and professional community, as well as
prospective students, that in line with UCL policy, it is 'business as
usual' at UCL Americas.
Published: Jul 4, 2016 10:12:46 AM
Dr Paulo Drinot, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History at UCL Americas will be participating in an international workshop organised by the FIOCRUZ Foundation (Rio de Janeiro) on the challenges currently faced by inter-disciplinary journals. This workshop is funded in part by the British Academy Newton Mobility grant awarded jointly to Dr Drinot and Dr Marcos Cueto (FIOCRUZ). Dr Cueto completed a fruitful research fellowship at UCL Americas earlier in the year. The Desafios de Revistas Interdisciplinares workshop is to take place between June 22 and 25, 2016.
Published: Jun 21, 2016 2:18:00 PM