Articles by Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna

January 26, 2024

🔮 How populists damage governments

Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna
Little by little, scholarship on populism and public policy and administration has shown that populists in government cause significant damage to government institutions and policy processes. Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna argues that Mexico’s experience under president López Obrador reinforces these findings and adds fresh (if discouraging) evidence to the argument
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Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna
Professor-Researcher, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Mexico

Mauricio researches public policy and administration from an international / comparative perspective.

His work covers a variety of topics, including administrative reforms, policy transfer processes, bureaucratic politics, regulation in developing countries, and the impacts of populism on government institutions.


The Politics of Patronage Appointments in Latin American Central Administrations Edited By Francisco Panizza, B. Guy Peters, Conrado Ramos Larraburu

Patronage in the Mexican Public Sector
With Alberto Casas
in Francisco Panizza, B. Guy Peters & Conrado Ramos (eds.)
The Politics of Patronage Appointments in Latin American Central Administrations
Pittsburgh University Press, 2022, p141-171

Los fundamentos politico-administrativos de la regulaciĂłn: Una antologĂ­a
Edited with Martin Lodge
CIDE, 2022

Public Policy Circulation Arenas, Agents and Actions New Horizons in Public Policy series Edited by Tom Baker, School of Environment, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Christopher Walker, Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Australia

Policy transfer strategies: How agents’ actions ensure lessons from abroad stick at home
in Tom Baker & Christopher Walker (eds.)
Public Policy Circulation
Edward Elgar, 2019, 144–160

The Challenges of Implementing Merit-Based Personnel Policies in Latin America: Mexico’s Civil Service Reform Experience
in Iris Geva-May, Guy Peters & Joselyn Muhleisen (eds.)
Classics of Comparative Policy Analysis
Routledge, vol. 3, 2019

Policy Analysis in Mexico Edited by Jose Luis Mendez and Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna

Policy Analysis in Mexico
Edited with José Luis Méndez
Policy Press, 2017

Presidential policy narratives and the (mis) use of scientific expertise: Covid-19 policy responses in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico
With Alketa Peci & Camilo González
Policy Studies, 44 (1), 68–89, 2023

The promises and perils of populism for democratic policymaking: the case of Mexico
Policy Sciences, 55 (4), 777–803, 2022

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