Since the third wave of democratisation surged in Latin America 30–40 years ago, the region has remained one of the most democratic in the world – a remarkable achievement considering a past marked by dictators and political instability. But the ways that democracy has manifested vary substantially. Especially in the last decade, concerns have been raised regarding public disenchantment, diminishing levels of institutional quality, and democratic backsliding.
The workshop - jointly organised by the GIGA and the University of Erfurt within the framework of the DEMINGS project (Leibniz Foundation) - brought together renowned European and Latin American scholars to discuss and present their most recent research on the state of democratic institutions in Latin America. The workshop discussed the written contributions, which are meant to be published in an edited volume at a later stage. More details can be found in the workshop programme.