Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America

Event date
28 November 2022
Event time
15:00 - 16:30
Oxford week
MT 8
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Speaker: Dr Yanilda María González - Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University

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Professor Gonzalez will talk about her book “Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America” (Cambridge University Press, 2020). The book studies the persistence of police forces as authoritarian enclaves in otherwise democratic states, demonstrating how ordinary democratic politics in unequal societies can both reproduce authoritarian policing and bring about rare moments of expansive reforms. Authoritarian Police in Democracy received the Gregory Luebbert Prize for Best Book in Comparative Politics from the American Political Science Association (2022), as well as the Donna Lee Van Cott Award for Best Book on Latin American Politics and Institutions from the Latin American Studies Association (2022). González received the Clarence Stone Scholar Award from the Urban and Local Politics Section of the American Political Science Association (2022).


This 40-minute talk will take place via Microsoft Teams, with 15 - 20 minutes afterwards for questions.


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