Jorge Vargas Cullel
Former Collaborating Researcher
Jorge Vargas Cullel collaborated with UNRISD for the project Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes (2007-2010), for which he wrote a paper on Developmental State Capacity and Institutional Reform in Costa Rica. At the time of his collaboration, Cullel was the Deputy Director, Programa Estado de la Nación, Costa Rica.
Cullel holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, USA. His publications include Measuring Success in Democratic Governance (co-authored); The Political Culture of Democracy, Costa Rica (co-authored); Democracy and the Quality of Democracy: Empirical Findings and Methodological and Theoretical Issues Drawn from the Citizen Audit; The Quality of Democracy Concept; and Urban Social Movements in Costa Rica during the Eighties.