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International Institutions and Policy Diffusion

International Institutions and Policy Diffusion mesa 1

This is video is part of the International Seminar on Policy Diffusion, organized at the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning, in São Paulo, Brazil – May 9-11/2016. For more information please visit our website:

Panel 8 – International Institutions and Policy Diffusion
Moderator Cecilia Osorio

The Politics of Monetary Policy Diffusion in Brazil, 1808-2014
Kurt Mettenheim (FGV-EAESP)

Transforming Public Policies in the Global Arena. The Inter-American

Development Bank and the Changing Definition of Violence
Nordin Lazreg (Université de Montréal)

Localization and subsidiarity: in a search of a comparative model for transnational norms dynamics
Gustavo Macedo (DCP-USP)

The influence of international organizations on public administration: the dissemination of ideas in a globalized world
Filomena Siqueira e Silva (Ação Educativa/FGV)

About the event

The purpose of the International Seminar on Policy Diffusion is to discuss topics in this emerging field, promoting reflection on the domestic and international circulation of ideas, models, and State institutions, in order to arrive at a better understanding of policy processes. Why do policies get diffused? Which actors are involved? Which mechanisms affect the process? In which ways does diffusion transform the state and influence the success or failure of policies?

Even though there is empirical evidence on the diffusion of political institutions in Brazil, little is known about its dynamics, causes, and effects. The intention of this Seminar is to contribute to the understanding of this phenomenon, expanding the scope of academic debate on the topic of policy diffusion. The seminar will bring together a group of keynote speakers from Latin American, North American, and European universities. In addition, it will provide space for individual presentations of selected Papers proposed by different colleagues. The results of the Seminar are to produce a book with the authors contributions, well as a video with the different sessions presentations.

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