Research event

The perils of policymaking in Latin America

This workshop aims to discuss the benefits, both in theory and in practice, of policy designs in Latin America, and how the region's political context, institutional capacities or the instruments their governments have contributed to (or limited) ‘policy attainment’ from happening.

Final programme

Traditionally, scholars and practitioners have paid attention to policy design, namely the set of arrangements, instruments and steps to address a complex policy problem (Jann & Wegrich, 2007; Howlett 2015). In practice, in most cases, despite governments’ ‘good designs’ policy results have been flawed and even counterproductive (Stone 2017). While some have blamed instrument adequacy and fine-tuning, others consider Latin American weak state capacities and political polarisation as responsible (Avritzer 2017; Ikenberry 2018).

The Hertie School aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform for both scholars and practitioners to share and discuss research, policy designs and ‘best practices’ in an encouraging and comfortable environment. We welcome the submission of different theoretical, methodological, scholarly and policy-oriented documents. We especially encourage DAAD scholarship holders and members of the Hertie School alumni and friends network participate!

To register for the workshop sessions, please send an e-mail to d.salazar[at]phd.hertie-school[dot]org by 10 November, including your full name and institutional affiliation.
Conference attendance is restricted upon written confirmation.

This Workshop is conducted by Diego Salazar Morales and Prof. Mark Hallerberg as part of the DAAD Freundeskreis Event Fund in the series of "Patterns Towards Effective Policy Implementation in Latin America".