Destacamos las nuevas publicaciones de nuestros académicos

El libro de nuestra profesora Valeria Palanza, “Checking presidential power: executive decrees and the legislative process in new democracies”, de Cambridge University Press fue elegido por Choice Reviews como una de las publicaciones académicas más destacadas del 2019;  sumado a los dos nuevos libros de los académicos Francisco Urdinez y Gabriel Negretto, a publicarse el segundo semestre de 2020, mantienen el liderazgo del ICP UC en la productividad científica de la disciplina en América Latina.

Puedes acceder a las publicaciones a continuación:

Checking Presidential Power. Executive Decrees and the Legislative Process in New Democracies
Valeria Palanza
Cambridge University Press

Winner, 2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

A central concern about the robustness of democratic rule in new democracies is the concentration of power in the executive branch and the potential this creates for abuse. This concern is felt particularly with regard to the concentration of legislative power. Checking Presidential Power explains the levels of reliance on executive decrees in a comparative perspective. Building on the idea of institutional commitment, which affects the enforcement of decision-making rules, Palanza describes the degree to which countries rely on executive decree authority as more reliance may lead to unbalanced presidential systems and will ultimately affect democratic quality. Breaking new ground by both theorizing and empirically analyzing decree authority from a comparative perspective, this book examines policy making in separation of powers systems. It explains the choice between decrees and statutes, and why legislators are sometimes profoundly engaged in the legislative process and yet other times entirely withdrawn from it.

R for Political Data Science. A Practical Guide
Francisco Urdinez & Andres Cruz
Chapman and Hall/CRC
Disponible: Noviembre 2020

Is a handbook for political scientists new to R who want to learn the most useful and common ways to interpret and analyze political data. It was written by political scientists, thinking about the many real-world problems faced in their work. The book has 17 chapters and is organized in three sections. The first, on the use of R, is for those users who are learning R or are migrating from another software. The second section, on econometric models, covers OLS, binary and survival models, panel data, and causal inference. The third section is a data science toolbox of some the most useful tools in the discipline: data imputation, fuzzy merge of large datasets, web mining, quantitative text analysis, network analysis, mapping, spatial cluster analysis, and principal component analysis.

Redrafting Constitutions in Democratic Regimes. Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
Gabriel Negretto (Editor)
Cambridge University Press
Disponible: Septiembre 2020

Growing public discontent with the performance and quality of many contemporary democracies makes them vulnerable to popular pressures to profoundly transform or replace their constitutions. However, there is little systematic academic discussion on the legal and political challenges that these events pose to democratic principles and practices. This book, a collaborative effort by legal scholars and political scientists, analyzes these challenges from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. It fills a theoretical vacuum by examining the possibility that constitutions might be replaced within a democratic regime, while exploring the conditions under which these processes are more compatible or less compatible with democratic principles. It also calls attention to the real-world political importance of the phenomenon, because recent episodes of constitutional redrafting in countries including Kenya, Poland, Venezuela and Hungary suggest that some aspects of these processes may be associated with either the improvement or the gradual erosion of democracy.