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About Barry Cannon

Barry Cannon (PhD, Dublin City University, 2005) lectures on politics at Maynooth University, Ireland. His research focuses on Latin American politics, especially civil society, democratization, the left/right axis in the region, and populism. He has published in a number of key journals including Third World Quarterly, Latin American Politics and Society, Democratization and New Political Science. His most recent book is The Right in Latin America: Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State (Routledge, 2016).

Barry Cannon (PhD, Dublin City University, 2005) enseña política en el Departamento de Sociología de Maynooth University, Irlanda. Su investigación se centra en el estudio de la política en América Latina, especialmente en conexión con la sociedad civil, procesos de democratización, la izquierda y la derecha en la región, y el populismo. Ha publicado artículos en revistas arbitradas como Third World Quarterly, Latin American Politics and Society, Democratization y New Political Science. Su más reciente libro es The Right in Latin America: Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State (Routledge, 2016).

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Apropos of AMLO: It's time to leave behind the term "populism"

That the term populism has become so commonly used does not mean, however, that it is useful for those who want to understand our changing political reality. On the contrary, if anything the term hampers understanding of that reality. Español

A propósito de AMLO: es hora de dejar atrás el término “populismo”

La popularidad del concepto de populismo no significa que éste sea un término útil para quienes desean entender nuestra cambiante realidad política. Por el contrario, el término nos ayuda poco a entender esta realidad. English

Binary visions of a complex leader or: What I learned from Hugo Chavez (1954-2013)

All commentators with whom I had the pleasure to spar - I in the red corner, they in the blue - had three essential messages to transmit: beginning with the statement that Hugo Chávez was a tyrant - albeit - and said without the slightest irony - an elected one.

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