LACC’s flagship publication, Hemisphere, features articles from academics around the world who study Latin America and the Caribbean. Issues revolve around a central topic of contemporary relevance in the Americas, with an emphasis on the social sciences. Each issue includes feature articles, reports, book reviews, a photo essay and a bibliographic update. Hemisphere is designed to serve as a forum for new scholarship on Latin American and Caribbean issues.

Current Issue: Volume 24, Issue 1 (2016) 30 Years of Reform: Decentralization, Subnational Governments and Development in Latin America

More than 30 years after Latin America transitioned from dictatorships to democracy, decentralization, and institutional reforms to give impetus to citizen participation, transparency, government accountability and good governance, expectations have disappointed and concerns are raised today over a slowdown, or even reversal. Guest editor Cristina A. Rodríguez-Acosta, Assistant Director of FIU's renowned Institute for Public Management and Community Service, invites leading experts to analyze where the region stands and how decentralization reforms can be deepened.

Editorial Staff

Founding Editor
Francisco O. Mora
Guest Editor
Cristina A. Rodríguez-Acosta
Associate Editor
Liesl Picard
Copy Editor
Alisa Newman
Graphic Designer
Aileen Solá-Trautmann
Production Manager
Kristina Mur