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Tina Hilgers, PhD

Associate Professor , Political Science

Office: S-H 1225-35 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2137
Email: tina.hilgers@concordia.ca
Website(s): Lab for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Montreal Latin American Studies Network (RELAM)

My research deals with informal politics, particularly clientelism and patronage, and urban violence. My primary geographic area of interest is Latin America and the Caribbean.


I currently hold a SSHRC Insight Grant for a project investigating the link between Latin American citizens' evaluations of governance along institutional, economic, and identity-based lines and their decisions to engage in clientelism; as well as a Fonds de recherche du Québec grant to study resilience to urban violence. I am also a member of the Fonds de recherche du Québec funded "Équipe de recherche interuniversitaire sur l'inclusion et la gouvernance en Amérique latine" (Interuniversity Research Team on Inclusion and Governance in Latin America, ÉRIGAL).


I direct the Lab for Latin American and Caribbean studies (www.llacs.ca) and am a member of the Governing Board of the Montreal Latin American Studies Network / Réseau d'études latino-américaines de Montréal (relam.ca).

Research interests

Comparative Politics; Informal Politics; Clientelism; Urban Violence; Developing Areas; Latin America; Mexico; Brazil


Teaching activities

POLI 203                Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLI 313E              Politics of Emerging Economies
POLI 487C              Patronage Politics
POLI 487I               The Politics of Violence in Latin America
POLI 681L / 811O   Corruption


Selected publications

Books

Hilgers, Tina, and Laura Macdonald (eds). In press. Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational Structures, Institutions, and Clientelistic Networks. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hilgers, Tina, and Jorge Luiz Barbosa (eds). In press. Identidade, território e política no contexto de violência na América latina e no Caribe. Rio de Janeiro: Observatorio de Favelas.

Hilgers, Tina (ed). 2012. Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Articles

Hilgers, Tina. 2013. “Reproducing Neoliberalism: the power of Canada’s poor,” Canadian Political Science Review, 7(1): 59-64.

Hilgers, Tina. 2011. “La relation complexe entre clientélisme et démocratie (cadre de référence fondé sur le cas du PRD dans la ville de Mexico),” Politique et Sociétés, 30(2): 123-146.

Hilgers, Tina. 2011. “Clientelism and Conceptual Stretching: Differentiating among concepts and among analytical levels,” Theory and Society, 40(5): 567-588.

Hilgers, Tina. 2009. “Who is Using Whom? Clientelism from the Client’s Perspective,” Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 15(1): 51-76.

Hilgers, Tina. 2008. “Causes and Consequences of Political Clientelism: Mexico’s PRD in Comparative Perspective,” Latin American Politics and Society, 50(4): 123-53.

Hilgers, Tina. 2008. “Recentering Informality on the Research Agenda: Grassroots Action, Political Parties, and Democratic Governance,” Latin American Research Review, 43(2): 272-81.

Book Chapters

Hilgers, Tina, and Laura Macdonald. In press. “How Violence Varies: Subnational Place, Identity, and Embeddedness” in Tina Hilgers and Laura Macdonald (eds) Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational Structures, Institutions, and Clientelistic Networks. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hilgers, Tina, and Laura Macdonald. In press. “Learning from Subnational Violence” in Tina Hilgers and Laura Macdonald (eds) Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational Structures, Institutions, and Clientelistic Networks. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hilgers, Tina. In press. “Clientelism” in Anne Tittor, Bernhard Leubolt, and Daniel Hawkins (eds) Rethinking the Americas: Key Topics in Political Economy and Governance. London: Ashgate.

Hilgers, Tina. In press. “Apresentação” in Tina Hilgers and Jorge Luiz Barbosa (eds). Identidade, território e política no contexto de violência na América latina e no Caribe. Rio de Janeiro: Observatorio de Favelas.

Hilgers, Tina, and Laura Macdonald. In press. “A importância da análise subnacional” in Tina Hilgers and Jorge Luiz Barbosa (eds). Identidade, território e política no contexto de violência na América latina e no Caribe. Rio de Janeiro: Observatorio de Favelas.

Hilgers, Tina. 2012. “Democratic Processes, Clientelistic Relationships, and the Material Goods Problem” in Tina Hilgers (ed.) Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics, pp. 3-22. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hilgers, Tina. 2012. “Clientelistic Democracy or Democratic Clientelism: A Matter of Context” in Tina Hilgers (ed.) Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics, pp. 161-185. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Encyclopaedia Entries

Hilgers, Tina. In press. “Gestión” in Alena Ledeneva (ed.) Global Encyclopaedia of Informality. London: UCL Press.

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