Michael Shifter

Michael Shifter is president of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C., and adjunct professor of Latin American studies at Georgetown University. He is the editor (with Jorge I. Domínguez) of Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (3rd edition, 2008).

January 2011, Volume 22, Issue 1

Latin America: A Surge to the Center

The left-right ideological divide has begun to narrow in Latin America as citizens and leaders increasingly choose a pragmatic approach to politics and embrace the rules of the democratic game.