Defense, Public Security and Democracy

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Section Awards

Call for Nominations For Section Award 2020 Now Open

Send the nominations to any of the four categories to Rafael Martínez (rafa.martinez@ub.edu) and Diego Esparza (Diego.Esparza@unt.edu). These must be sent before November 15. For those who opt for the prize for best book chapter or best article, a pdf with the text must be attached along with the nomination.

Recipients of Section Awards:

Alfred Stepan Lifetime Achievement Award in Defense, Public Security, and Democracy:

2019: David Pion-Berlin

2018: Alfred C. Stepan (posthumously)

2016: Rut Diamint

2015: J. Samuel Fitch

Best Article or Edited Volume Chapter by Section Member

2018: Enrique Desmond Arias, for "Crime and Plural Orders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil," Current Sociology, 65, no. 3 (May 2017): 448–465 (with Nicholas Barnes).

2016: Carlos Solar, for "Governance of Defense and Policy Making in Chile," Latin American Policy 6, no. 2 (December 2015): 205–225.

2015: Rafael Martínez, for "Subtypes of Coups d'état: Recent Transformations of a 17th Century Concept," Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals 108 (2014): 191–212.

2014: Maiah Jaskoski, for "Private Financing of the Military: A Local Political Economy Approach," Studies in Comparative International Development 48, no. 2 (June 2013): 172–195.

Best Paper Presented at LASA by Junior Scholar Section Member

2019: Eduardo Moncada, for "The Politics of Criminal Victimization: Pursuing and Resisting Power," at LASA 2018.

2016: Anjuli Ferreira-Fahlberg, for “When the Police Come to Town: Safety and Order in a Rio de Janeiro Militarized Community,” at LASA 2015.

2014: Natalia Vargas Palacios, for “The Democratic Insertion of Armed Forces.  The Process of Institutional Reforms in the Defense System; a compared proposal for measuring the quality of the democracy in the defense's partial regime,” at LASA 2013.

Travel Award for Graduate Student Section Member

2019: Laura Iesue

2018: Jennifer Peirce

2013: Magdalena Defort

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