V. Ximena Velasco Guachalla

Academic Discipline:

Economics, Political Science

About me:

My research investigates the institutional sources of increasing protest demands, and the context under which some demands are more likely to materialize in protest than others. Specifically, I examine how citizens engage and make demands on their governments in the context of weak institutional accountability. Beyond the study of protest, I am also interested in and have an active research agenda on, attitudes towards democracy, political participation in autocracies, elections in Latin America, indigenous attitudes in Bolivia, and the informal sector across Latin American countries.

I am interested in the following geographical area(s):

Western Hemisphere
Andean States, Brazil, Central America, Mexico, Southern Cone

Components of the GCRF I am interested in:

Human Rights, Good Governance and Social Justice