Yanina Welp is currently the Regional Director for Latin America at the Center for Research on Direct Democracy (C2D) and Privatdozent at the University of St.Gallen. She earned her PhD in Political and Social Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) and has been a researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Catalonia Open University.(2004-2006), Pompeu Fabra University (2001-2003) and the University of Buenos Aires (1997-1999). She taught at the University of Moron (Argentina) and at Catalonia Open University (Spain)Academic Interests:
Her research interests include comparative studies on participatory democracy in Latin America; pre-conditions and uses of direct democracy mechanisms (referendum, initiative and recall), process of democratization, and the role of ICT's to promote democracy and governance.
Recent publications: hereTelephone: +41 (0)62 836 94 39Email: Yanina.Welp[at]zda.uzh.ch