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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Clientelism Research

On June 19 and 20, 2015, the workshop “Transnationalizing Clientelism: External Governance and Informality in Areas of Limited Statehood” took place at the Latin America Institute (LAI) of Freie Universität Berlin. The workshop was hosted by projects B2 and C3 of the SFB 700.

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Participants included Marianne Braig, Markus-Michael Müller, Tanja Börzel, and Jana Höhnke, as well as international guests such as William Reno (Northwestern University, USA) and Tina Hilgers (Concordia University, Canada). The gathered experts presented numerous research projects on the topic of transnational clientelism, which they then discussed and analyzed together.

The workshop provided a forum to examine current topics and open questions in clientelism research. The participants also identified research gaps in the debate over the phenomenon’s transnationalizing aspect and suggested possible solutions and approaches.

In a lively closing discussion, participants discussed common goals and steps for the future. They also formulated preliminary conclusions from the current clientelism debate in academia.

We would like to thank all participants for an exciting and enriching workshop.

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