Paradiplomacy in Latin America: Between the Policy and the Research Agenda
- Ana Carolina MauadAna Carolina MauadDepartment of Political Science and International Relations, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Paradiplomacy refers to the international politics of subnational governments, such as cities and states. Latin American subnational actors have been actively performing paradiplomacy actions since the 1990s, fostering a research agenda that is closely connected with the policy practice. In a context of democratization and regional integration, paradiplomacy tends to grow and expose challenges regarding legal and institutional settings within federalist countries while dialoguing with global dynamics.