Leslie Armijo

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Web: www.lesliearmijo.org
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Leslie Elliott Armijo (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) studies the intersection of democratic politics and capitalist markets, as revealed by the economic policy decisions of large emerging powers, especially the “Latin American 7” of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). Armijo has a longstanding interest in promoting the participation of a wider range of countries in global economic governance (see Financial Globalization and Democracy in Emerging Markets, 1999, and Debating the Global Financial Architecture, 2002), and argues that democratic consolidation in developing countries helps mitigate the incidence and costs of economic crisis (see “Two Dimensions of Democracy and the Economy,” with C. Gervasoni, 2010). Her current project (with Sybil Rhodes) is Contending Visions of the Americas: Regional Public Policies of the United States, Venezuela, and Brazil, which explores cooperation and competition in the international policy arenas of energy, finance, environment, immigration, and defense. She is also a Non-Resident Faculty Fellow at the at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University. Leslie’s website is: www.lesliearmijo.org