Roberto Cruz Romero

Roberto Cruz Romero
University of Leipzig · Institute of Empirical Economic Research

Master of Arts
Researching the determinants, contexts, and effects of government transparency.

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Introduction
Roberto Cruz Romero is currently pursuing his PhD at the Univeristät Leipzig, within the Graduate School of Global and Area Studies. Research interests: Development Economics, Political Economy, Research Methods, Political Theory and Technology-Mediated Politics. Roberto has been a DAAD scholar under the 'Helmut Schmidt programme for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)', for his Public Economics, Law and Politics MA. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5740
Additional affiliations
January 2013 - April 2018
University of Costa Rica
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2012 - April 2018
University of Costa Rica
Position
  • Designer
Education
October 2018 - October 2020
Leuphana University Lüneburg
Field of study
  • Public Economics, Law and Politics
March 2011 - November 2014
University of Costa Rica
Field of study
  • Political Science

Publications

Publications (11)
Conference Paper
This review of the transparency literature has shown the evolution of the field through the prism of bibliographic and methodological data. In doing so, we have shed light into underlying disparities that go in line with arguments of structural problems and historical relations in socio-political contexts. We have highlighted the irony of the field...
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El presente artículo busca ofrecer una mirada comprehensiva a las recientes propuestas en materia de gobernanza digital en Costa Rica, específicamente respecto a la rectoría del sector. Esto se hará mediante un repaso documental, así como siguiendo un método de seguimiento de proceso; luego, el artículo presentará la experiencia nacional con respec...
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La Democracia, como fenómeno social mundial representa -como se sabe a partir de Bobbio (1986)- una conjunción de ciudadanos libres, que deben buscar tomar las mejores decisiones que les garanticen la supervivencia como comunidad. No obstante, desde una perspectiva epistémica y ontológica, Dahl (2004) presenta una serie de cuestionamientos que bien...
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La masificación de dispositivos móviles, al lado de la expansión en la cobertura de Internet en Costa Rica, ha generado que nuevas prácticas sociales se acoplen a los nuevos escenarios digitales que estos imponen. La política no escapa a ello y, al contrario, es uno de los principales ámbitos donde la ciudadanía se expresa, debate y organiza de car...
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Se presenta una continuación al trabajo realizado sobre el uso de Internet en procesos electorales, trazando paralelismos y subrayando las diferencias que subyacen entre la significancia simbólica de una elección presidencial y las elecciones municipales para la ciudadanía. Nuevamente, se recurre a un análisis del comportamiento en redes sociales,...
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By weighing data extracted during the 2016 municipal election in Costa Rica from local-level political parties' Facebook pages the research elaborates an analysis based on the mobilization — normalization theses. From that perspective, the paper identifies the traits that characterize each party's communicational emphasis, specifically on whether s...
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New Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have changed the way how people interact in the new virtual spaces. Politics, as an expression of such interaction, is no exception to this. This study focuses on the contraposition of the mobilizing and normalizing theses, in its aim to demonstrate that social networks are a valid source for el...
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New Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have changed the way how people interact in the new virtual spaces. Politics, as an expression of such interaction, is no exception to this. This study focuses on the contraposition of the mobilizing and normalizing theses, in its aim to demonstrate that social networks are a valid source for el...
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Las nuevas Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) han cambiado la forma de cómo interactúan las personas en los nuevos espacios virtuales. La política, como expresión de tal interacción, no escapa a esto. Nuevos espacios como las redes sociales en Internet han afectado la forma de estudiar y entender la política electoral en tanto re...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Analizar la relación de las tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC) con las formas de participación popular (directas, democráticas y disruptivas), y la forma en la que la tecnología transforma la sociedad desde su uso ubicuo. Analyze the relation bewtween information and communication technologies (ICT) and the means of social participation (direct, democratic and disruptive), and the way in which technology is transforming society from its ubiquitousness.