Prof. Amy Risley Publishes New Book on Latin American Democracies


Amy Risley, associate professor of international studies and director of Latin American studies at Rhodes, has published a new book titled Civil Society Organizations, Advocacy, and Policy Making in Latin American Democracies: Pathways to Participation.

Risley investigates civil society participation in policy making in Latin America and comparatively analyzes civil societal actors who have advocated for children′s rights, the environment, and freedom of information in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. She identifies successful issue framing and effective alliance building as important “pathways” to participation.

She also examines advocacy campaigns and groups’ efforts to gain influence as a way to strengthen readers’ understanding of Latin American democracies.

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