Latin America’s Shifting Politics: The Lessons of Bolivia

Article
October 2018

A disconnect between Bolivia’s old party system and the country’s deeper social-cleavage structure led to a massive shift in politics there. What lessons might be drawn for other nations?

Decentralizing for a Deeper, More Supple Democracy

Article
October 2015

Can decentralization deepen democracy or is it doomed to weaken the state? If well designed, decentralization can have a positive impact on national unity, conflict mitigation, policy autonomy, service delivery, and social learning.