Tuesday Seminar Series: A Working Machine: Patronage Jobs and Political Services in Argentina

Date: 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Virginia Oliveros, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

Professor Oliveros will be presenting parts of her book manuscript about patronage politics: Why does the control of patronage increase a party’s chances of staying in power? What do public employees do that affect electoral competition? What motivates public employees to do it?

apr_11_oliverosVirginia Oliveros is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. During the 2016-2017 academic year she is a visiting scholar at the Program on Democracy at Yale University. Her research focuses on clientelism, corruption, and patronage politics. Her work has been published in American Journal of Political Science, Latin American Research Review, Political Analysis, and several edited volumes. She is currently working on a book project entitled A Working Machine: Patronage Jobs and Political Services in Argentina.