Political Institutions

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Welcome

The Political Institutions Section is dedicated to the study of the origins and effects of political parties, electoral systems, presidents, judiciaries, legislatures, the military and bureaucracies. We seek to understand how political actors – voters, elected officials, and bureaucrats – shape and are subsequently constrained by these democratic institutions. The Section seeks to develop links so that those working on similar issues can critique each other's work and collaborate on common projects. These links will also help us locate information sources and build databases.