Democracy in Latin America, a contested concept

By Manuel J. Ayulo, second year student of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University Citing the philosopher W.B. Gallie, Collier and Levitsky remained us that democracy is “the appraisive political concept par excellence”.[1] They are right. In Latin America, democracy continues to be a contested concept. Although the vast majority of the countries are not considered […]


Welcome to the Democracy & Society Blog

(Our first post from Dr. Daniel Brumberg can be found below this welcome.) Welcome to Democracy & Society Online, the blog counterpart to the annual academic publication run through Georgetown’s Democracy and Governance program. The print publication of Democracy & Society was founded in 2004 as a student-led journal that covers world affairs and concepts […]