1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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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 NaciĆ³n, 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.