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Marie-Sophie Heinelt

Marie-Sophie Heinelt
DEval - German Institute for Development Cooperation

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am a post-doctoral researcher working on Comparative Politics and Empirical Democracy Research with a special focus on Latin America. I teach in the field of Research Methods, Public Administration, Democratization, Good Governance, and Environmental Politics.

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Publications (14)
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Purpose Distance universities are of great importance for establishing sustainability literacy, as they operate as multipliers for thousands of students. However, despite several advantages of e-learning environments compared to traditional class-teaching, there are still challenges regarding suitable e-learning tools and didactical models. The pur...
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Partner perspectives are of particular relevance for Germany and the international donor community, because partner countries can increasingly select with whom they cooperate. Thus, favourable donor assessments by partners will become important for a donor to stay in the game and to be able to eventually contribute to the achievement of development...
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América Latina es una región de gran actualidad para el análisis de instrumentos participativos para grupos étnicos. Este artículo examina su potencial para una inclusión efectiva de los pueblos indígenas y afrodescendientes. Argumentamos que los instrumentos deben diseñarse de manera apropiada, tomando en cuenta el contexto social del país. Además...
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Latin America is a highly topical region for the analysis of participatory tools for ethnic groups. This article examines its potential for effective inclusion of indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples. We argue that the instruments should be designed in an appropriate manner, taking into account the social context of the country. In addition, it i...
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Since democratic liberalization, local ethnic conflicts have proliferated in Latin America—often triggered by decision-making on extractive or infrastructure projects on indigenous land. This article offers new insights on how to resolve these conflicts peacefully and particularly examines the effects of consultation and territorial autonomy rights...
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This article outlines a comparative perspective on legal multiculturalism in Latin America. It analyzes how consultation and territorial autonomy rights may be used to include the interests of indigenous and afro-descendant minorities in decision making. It is argued that (a) the organizational forms of minorities and (b) previous patterns of inter...
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Societal and economic heterogeneity are regarded as a challenge to the functioning of democracies. We integrate this problem as context variables into a model of evaluating the quality of democracy. The context determines the optimal composition of participation structures. This demand has to be confronted with the given structure and its effective...

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