In 2016 the Re-imagining Democracy Project moved to a new phase as we were completing the book on the Mediterranean.
The new phase moved our attention to the experience of Latin America and the Caribbean.
We began with a series of reading groups, that started with the late colonial period and focused on the Bourbon reforms introduced in the administration of the colonies, and the two main rebellions that they seem to have provoked (in Peru and New Granada/Colombia), before moving to the region as a whole.
We had meetings on 14 June and 11 October 2016, and on 10 January (all held at the Latin American Centre) and 24 February 2017 (held at the Oxford Maison Française). These were followed by a full conference on 23-24 March 2017, followed by a series of smaller meetings.
On 30th October 2017, 12.30-2.30 pm a meeting was held with Jeremy Adelman, Professor of History at Princeton University and Astor Visiting Lecturer at Oxford this term. He discussed with the group the topic ‘Re-Imagining Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1770s-1870s: Perspectives from Global History’? 2017 Astor Visit Revised Minutes Democracy Meeting
At the congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA, Barcelona, 26-28 May 2018) we organised two double panels related to our project.
The Edited collection of essays will be published in the year 2023 by Oxford University Press, New York.
- The Project and the Setting Joanna Innes
- The Language of Democracy Eduardo Posada-Carbó
- Iberian Legacies Anthony McFarlane
- Foundations, Ruptures and Fissures in British and French Caribbean Political Culture Dexnell Peters
- Emerging States Natalia Sobrevilla Perea
- From Caste to Race: Re-imagining Diversity in Spanish America Nancy P. Appelbaum
- José Antonio Aguilar Rivera and Eduardo Zimmermann
- Political Cultures and Practices in Spanish South American Cities Paula Alonso and Marcela Ternavasio
- Education, Citizenship and Contesting the Future Nicola Miller
- Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean: The View from Elsewhere Carsten-Andreas Schulz and Mark Petersen
III Language in Local Contexts
- Articulating Democracy in Hispaniola: Haiti and the Dominican Republic Emmanuel Lachaud
- An Empire between Republics: “Democracy” in the Constitutional Monarchy of Brazil Andréa Slemian
- Democracy in Mexico Guy Thomson
- Luis Daniel Perrone
- Eduardo Posada-Carbó
- Moderating the Democratic Impetus: Trajectories of Democracy in Chile Juan Luis Ossa