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Maria Puerta Riera

Valencia College

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About

Dr. Maria Puerta-Riera is a political scientist with a doctorate in cultural studies, dedicated to political analysis, specializing in issues related to democracy in Venezuela and Latin America. She is currently teaching social sciences (Research Techniques in Social Sciences; Contemporary Economic, and Political Issues; Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility, Introduction to Social Science, and Social Problems) and political science (International Politics; State and Local Government, and US Government) at Ana G. Méndez University and Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Venezuelan Studies of LASA (2019-2021), and the Committee on the Status of Contingent Faculty in the Profession of APSA (2020 -2022). Her most recent articles are: - Cerco diplomático” against Maduro: Colombia’s unsuccessful strategy: https://www.programacuba.com/cerco-diplomatico - Los poderes y el pueblo: Miradas latinoamericanas sobre una trayectoria universal: https://www.scribd.com/document/420860322/Los-poderes-y-el-pueblo-Revista-Democracia-Actual-2018-pdf - Venezuela: The decline of a democracy: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41301-018-0157-6

Research Interests

Democracy, Democratisation, Latin America, Populism, Public Administration, Developing World Politics, USA, Political Cultures

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