Political Scientist | Writer | Organizer

Academic Work

The Promise of Participation: Experiments in Participatory Governance in Honduras and Guatemala. Daniel Altschuler and Javier Corrales. 2013. London: Palgrave MacMillan. Watch the 3-minute summary video here.

“The Spillover Effects of Participatory Governance: Evidence from Community-Managed Schools in Honduras and Guatemala.” Daniel Altschuler and Javier Corrales. Comparative Political Studies. May 2012, vol. 45, no. 5: 636-666. 

“How Patronage Politics Undermines Parental Participation: Community-managed schools in Honduras and Guatemala.”  Comparative Education Review. February 2013, vol. 57, no. 1: 117-144.

“Power to the Parents? Participatory Governance, Civil Society, and the Quality of Democracy in Rural Honduras and Guatemala.” 2010 (defended in 2011). D.Phil. Thesis submitted in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.

“Does Participatory Governance Strengthen Rural Civil Society?  Community-Managed Schools in Honduras and Guatemala.”  Presented at UMASS Roundtable: Participatory Governance and Social Movements in Latin America.  April 21, 2011.

“How Patronage Politics Undermines Parental Participation:  The Case of Honduras’s PROHECO Schools.”  Under review at Comparative Education Review.

“Community Case Study Research: The Need for New Tools in Political Science and the Promise of Community Mapping.” Poster presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting on September 3, 2010.

“The Spillover Effects of Participation in Development Projects: Evidence from Honduras and Guatemala.” Daniel Altschuler and Javier Corrales.  October, 2009.  Working paper distributed by the Centro de Políticas Comparadas de Educación de la Universidad Diego Portales (Chile).

“Patronage Politics and Education Policy in Honduras: The Case of the PROHECO Schools.” Presented at community-managed school conference in Guatemala City. March 19, 2010.  Earlier Spanish version delivered publicly at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  December 4, 2009.

“Qualitative Analysis of PROHECO’s Impacts on Parents: Spillovers are Possible, but They Do Not Strengthen Democracy.” Presented at community-managed school conference in Guatemala City. March 19, 2010.

“Participación y Desarrollo” (Participation and Development).  Lecture delivered at the Institute for Training and Development for groups of Central American students in spring 2008 and summer 2009.

“Strengthening Democracy Through Parental Participation?  Community-Managed Schools in Honduras and Guatemala.” Lecture delivered in different stages at Amherst College, University of Oxford, and the Institute for Training and Development (in Spanish) in spring and summer 2009.

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