Fernando Rosenblatt

Fernando Rosenblatt

Universidad Diego Portales

H-index: 17

Latin America-Chile

About Fernando Rosenblatt

Fernando Rosenblatt, With an exceptional h-index of 17 and a recent h-index of 13 (since 2020), a distinguished researcher at Universidad Diego Portales, specializes in the field of Comparative Politics.

His recent articles reflect a diverse array of research interests and contributions to the field:

Unorganized Politics: The Political Aftermath of Social Unrest in Chile

How the exercise of the right to information (RTI) affects trust in political institutions

Raising the red flag: democratic elitism and the protests in Chile

Local Government, Social Media and Management of COVID-19: The Case of Chilean Mayoral Communication

Constituencies inside parties: the decriminalization of abortion in Bolivia and transgender rights law in Uruguay

Democracy against Parties: The Divergent Fates of Latin America’s New Left Contenders. By Brandon Van Dyck. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. 288p. $55.00 cloth.

Agents of Representation: the organic connection between society and leftist parties in Bolivia and Uruguay

Much ado about Facebook? Evidence from 80 congressional campaigns in Chile

Fernando Rosenblatt Information

University

Universidad Diego Portales

Position

Profesor Asociado Escuela de Ciencia Política

Citations(all)

840

Citations(since 2020)

683

Cited By

329

hIndex(all)

17

hIndex(since 2020)

13

i10Index(all)

22

i10Index(since 2020)

18

Email

University Profile Page

Universidad Diego Portales

Fernando Rosenblatt Skills & Research Interests

Comparative Politics

Top articles of Fernando Rosenblatt

Unorganized Politics: The Political Aftermath of Social Unrest in Chile

Authors

Lihuen Nocetto,Verónica Pérez-Bentancur,Rafael Piñeiro-Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt

Journal

Comparative Politics

Published Date

2024/4

Extant theories posit that political conflict affords favorable circumstances for successful party building. However, crises do not necessarily engender the emergence of new parties with the capacity to integrate discontent. In this in-depth analysis of Chile, we show how lowering barriers to entry inadvertently precluded the development of a national political organization. We describe the nature of new political actors who emerged from the cycle of protest that erupted in October 2019. Our analysis shows that the traits of the umbrellas of lists of independents conditioned the ability of emerging actors to aggregate demands of different districts. The Chilean case illustrates how a cycle of protest can engender new, electorally successful political actors but does not assure these actors’ capacity to legitimate the political process.

How the exercise of the right to information (RTI) affects trust in political institutions

Authors

Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Paula Muñoz,Fernando Rosenblatt,Cecilia Rossel,Fabrizio Scrollini,Emiliano Tealde

Journal

Government Information Quarterly

Published Date

2023/10/1

Various countries throughout the world have enacted transparency reforms, especially reforms oriented toward increasing access to government information (right to information, RTI). While researchers have published thorough examinations of the impact of such reforms, no study to date has surveyed how the successful exercise of this RTI affects institutional trust. Using a field experiment in Chile, Peru, and Uruguay to elicit information requests, we identify the effect of the successful exercise of RTI on individuals' trust in and perceptions of the transparency of institutions in these countries. Our findings indicate a need to differentiate between how the successful exercise of RTI affects individuals' trust in a specific institution— and especially their perception of its transparency—and how it affects trust in and perceived transparency of governmental institutions in general.

Raising the red flag: democratic elitism and the protests in Chile

Authors

Matthew Rhodes-Purdy,Fernando Rosenblatt

Journal

Perspectives on Politics

Published Date

2023/3

The recent surge of global populism has led many intellectuals to call for new forms of democratic elitism. Yet research into the sources of support for political organizations and regimes predicts that suppressing opportunities for public participation will likely exacerbate antisystem political tendencies. We cite the recent protests in Chile, a nation that has employed democratic elitism more effectively than perhaps any other, as illustrative of the eventual consequences of suppressing voice. Our research indicates that empowering citizens through vibrant parties and continuous democracy is the best way to avoid populist impulses and waves of contentious politics.

Local Government, Social Media and Management of COVID-19: The Case of Chilean Mayoral Communication

Authors

Juan Pablo Luna,Daniel Alcatruz,Cristian Pérez Muñoz,Fernando Rosenblatt,Sergio Toro Maureira,Sebastián Valenzuela

Journal

Political Communication

Published Date

2023/12/10

Most research on governments’ use of social media focuses on the national or federal level. We therefore know little about the way local authorities harness social media platforms to communicate with their constituencies. This paper studies the role structural and political variables played in Chilean mayors’ political communication strategies during 2020–2021, a period of municipal elections marked by lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We evaluate whether the volume and characteristics of mayors’ social media posts are related to political factors (partisanship; alignment or not with the governing block; years in office), socioeconomic characteristics (poverty rate; age profile; health infrastructure; etc.); and the incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths at the municipal level. We found that mayors’ social media communication strategies depend on the functions that different municipalities perform in the …

Constituencies inside parties: the decriminalization of abortion in Bolivia and transgender rights law in Uruguay

Authors

Soledad Marzoa,Verónica Pérez,Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Cecilia Rocha,Fernando Rosenblatt

Journal

Congreso Uruguayo de Ciencia Política, 6-8 diciembre 2023, Montevideo.

Published Date

2023

Current theories employ a transactional approach to explain how a given constituency successfully advances its policy agenda. These theories focus on groups’ capacities to marshal material, mobilizational, or disruptive resources to exert influence on politicians. However, these theories cannot account for how powerless constituencies succeed at promoting their demands. We analyze two least likely cases of the promotion of divisive issues, the decriminalization of abortion in Bolivia and the passage of a law recognizing transgender rights in Uruguay, to explain how powerless groups can advance their agenda. We show how powerless groups can engage in constitutive relations with parties to influence party decision-making processes by acting as constituencies inside parties. In parties with formal and informal structures that allow their members to exercise voice, powerless constituencies can exert agency and transform a party’s policy agenda. We outline this theory through two in-depth case studies using a systematic process-tracing analysis.

Democracy against Parties: The Divergent Fates of Latin America’s New Left Contenders. By Brandon Van Dyck. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. 288p. $55.00 cloth.

Authors

Fernando Rosenblatt

Journal

Perspectives on Politics

Published Date

2023/9

Democracy against Parties answers the question,“Under what conditions does successful party building occur?”(p. 4). More specifically, it asks,“Why did some of Latin America’s new left contenders survive, while others collapsed?”(p. 22). Van Dyck questions the conventional assumption that democracy breeds parties, writing,“I frontally challenge the argument that democracy facilitates party building”(p. 6). Although he agrees with the premise that “parties are good for democracy,” he asserts that “democracy is not good for parties”(p. 6). Van Dyck provides a comparative in-depth analysis of new contender leftist parties in Latin America to show how mechanisms of survival or collapse occurred.“New left contenders” are leftist parties that emerged after the third wave of democratization in Latin America between 1978 and 2005. Van Dyck defines a “contender” as a party that is electorally successful in its early years; it …

Agents of Representation: the organic connection between society and leftist parties in Bolivia and Uruguay

Authors

Santiago Anria,Verónica Pérez Bentancur,Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt

Journal

Politics & Society

Published Date

2022/9

Parties are central agents of democratic representation. The literature assumes that this function is an automatic consequence of social structure and/or a product of incentives derived from electoral competition. However, representation is contingent upon the organizational structure of parties. The connection between a party and an organized constituency is not limited to electoral strategy; it includes an organic connection through permanent formal or informal linkages that bind party programmatic positions to social groups’ preferences, regardless of the electoral returns. This article analyzes how the Movimiento al Socialismo (Movement toward Socialism, MAS) in Bolivia and the Frente Amplio (Broad Front, FA) in Uruguay developed two different forms of relationship with social organizations that result from the interplay of historical factors traceable to the parties’ formative phases and party organizational …

Much ado about Facebook? Evidence from 80 congressional campaigns in Chile

Authors

Juan Pablo Luna,Cristian Pérez,Sergio Toro,Fernando Rosenblatt,Bárbara Poblete,Sebastián Valenzuela,Andrés Cruz,Naim Bro,Daniel Alcatruz,Andrea Escobar

Journal

Journal of Information Technology & Politics

Published Date

2022/6/15

How do political candidates combine social media campaign tools with on-the-ground political campaigns to pursue segmented electoral strategies? We argue that online campaigns can reproduce and reinforce segmented electoral appeals. Furthermore, our study suggests that electoral segmentation remains a broader phenomenon that includes social media as but one of many instruments by which to appeal to voters. To test our argument, we analyze the case of the 2017 legislative elections in Chile. We combine an analysis of Facebook and online electoral campaign data from 80 congressional campaigns that competed in three districts with ethnographic sources (i.e., campaigns observed on the ground and in-depth interviews with candidates). The results of this novel study suggest that intensive online campaigning mirrors offline segmentation.

The Inclusionary Turn in Latin American Democracies. Edited by Diana Kapiszewski, Steven Levitsky, and Deborah J. Yashar. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 537p. $120 …

Authors

Diana Kapiszewski,Steven Levitsky,Deborah J Yashar

Published Date

2021/2/4

Latin American states took dramatic steps toward greater inclusion during the late twentieth and early twenty-first Centuries. Bringing together an accomplished group of scholars, this volume examines this shift by introducing three dimensions of inclusion: official recognition of historically excluded groups, access to policymaking, and resource redistribution. Tracing the movement along these dimensions since the 1990s, the editors argue that the endurance of democratic politics, combined with longstanding social inequalities, create the impetus for inclusionary reforms. Diverse chapters explore how factors such as the role of partisanship and electoral clientelism, constitutional design, state capacity, social protest, populism, commodity rents, international diffusion, and historical legacies encouraged or inhibited inclusionary reform during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Featuring original empirical evidence and a strong theoretical framework, the book considers cross-national variation, delves into the surprising paradoxes of inclusion, and identifies the obstacles hindering further fundamental change.

The Chilean PPD: A Loose Confederation of Leaders

Authors

Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt,Sergio Toro Maureira

Published Date

2022

The Chilean PPD: A Loose Confederation of Leaders — Research Explorer The University of Manchester Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to main content Research Explorer The University of Manchester Home Research Explorer The University of Manchester Logo Home Research Profiles Research units Research output Projects Impacts Activities Press/Media Prizes Equipment and Facilities Datasets Student theses Search by expertise, name or affiliation The Chilean PPD: A Loose Confederation of Leaders Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez, Fernando Rosenblatt, Sergio Toro Maureira Universidad Católica del Uruguay Universidad Diego Portales Universidad de Concepcion Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review Overview Original language English Title of host publication Diminished Parties: Democratic Representation in Contemporary Latin Americ Editors …

Movin’on Up? The Impacts of a Large-Scale Home Ownership Lottery in Uruguay

Authors

Vincent Armentano,Craig McIntosh,Felipe Monestier,Rafael Pineiro,Fernando Rosenblatt,Guadalupe Tunón

Published Date

2022/10/3

We report on a large-scale urban resettlement program in Uruguay. Over the course of seven years the program randomly assigned thousands of low-income households to ownership of apartments in new buildings in middle-class areas, including a subsidy averaging $44,000 per household. We match applicants to comprehensive administrative data on employment, schooling, health, fertility, and voting over the decade subsequent to the move. We find that the program led to a small decline in fertility for women and a two percentage point increase in formal employment, but did not drive school attendance. Likely due to the lack of strong spatial inequality in Uruguay, this relocation program did not result in transformative improvements in the lives of its beneficiaries.

The Case of Uruguay’s Frente Amplio

Authors

Verónica Pérez Bentancur,Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt

Published Date

2021

The Case of Uruguay's Frente Amplio — Research Explorer The University of Manchester Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to main content Research Explorer The University of Manchester Home Research Explorer The University of Manchester Logo Home Research Profiles Research units Research output Projects Impacts Activities Press/Media Prizes Equipment and Facilities Datasets Student theses Search by expertise, name or affiliation The Case of Uruguay's Frente Amplio Verónica Pérez Bentancur, Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez, Fernando Rosenblatt Universidad Católica del Uruguay Universidad Diego Portales Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review Overview Original language English Title of host publication Diminished Parties: Democratic Representation in Contemporary Latin America Editors Juan Pablo Luna, Rafael Piñeiro Rodriguez, …

Using pre-analysis plans in qualitative research

Authors

Verónica Pérez Bentancur,Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt

Journal

Qualitative & Multi-Method Research

Published Date

2021

In the last decade, there has been a significant push for greater transparency in the social sciences. For example, epistemological and methodological debates have addressed the scope, meaning, and appropriateness of research transparency, and scholars have developed tools and practices to facilitate the process. One such approach is preregistration, the practice of recording a priori a study’s design and its plan of analysis in open and public repositories (Haven et al. 2020). While it is a standard practice in experimental social science, it has been a matter of contested debate in observational work, both quantitative and qualitative. Arguments in favor of using this practice in qualitative inquiry, as well as opposing views, have recently been published (Büthe et al. 2015; Elman and Kapiszewski 2014; Elman and Lupia 2016; Kern and Gleditsch 2017; Haven et al. 2020; Jacobs et al. 2021; Kapiszewski and Karcher 2020; Moravcsik 2014; Piñeiro and Rosenblatt 2016). Preregistration serves both the overarching goal of improving research transparency and, in our experience, also improves the research process itself. Regarding the former, preregistration increases the credibility of research because it facilitates the scientific community’s access to a researcher’s theoretical and methodological decisions (Nosek et al. 2015). Regarding the latter, preregistration benefits the research process in several ways: it helps one develop parsimonious theories; it encourages one to articulate a clear relationship between theory, hypotheses, and evidence; it improves the dialogue between data and theory; and it fosters efficiency in fieldwork (Pérez Bentancur …

Cabildo Abierto: oportunidades y desafíos para la construcción partidaria en un sistema de partidos institucionalizado

Authors

Fernando Rosenblatt,Felipe Monestier

Published Date

2021

Cabildo Abierto: oportunidades y desafíos para la construcción partidaria en un sistema de partidos institucionalizado — Research Explorer The University of Manchester Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to main content Research Explorer The University of Manchester Home Research Explorer The University of Manchester Logo Home Research Profiles Research units Research output Projects Impacts Activities Press/Media Prizes Equipment and Facilities Datasets Student theses Search by expertise, name or affiliation Cabildo Abierto: oportunidades y desafíos para la construcción partidaria en un sistema de partidos institucionalizado Fernando Rosenblatt, Felipe Monestier, lihuen Nocetto Universidad Diego Portales Universidad de la República Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile) Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter Overview …

Domestic Isomorphic Pressures in the Design of FOI Oversight Institutions in Latin America

Authors

Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Paula Muñoz,Fernando Rosenblatt,Cecilia Rossel,Fabrizio Scrollini

Journal

Governance

Published Date

2022/7

Even though many countries in Latin America have adopted FOI Laws, there are significant differences in the institutional design of FOI oversight institutions. Most explanations highlight the role of political competition in motivating political actors to design strong de jure FOI oversight institutions. The design of FOI oversight institutions in Chile, Peru and Uruguay, however, cannot fully be explained by political competition. We show how isomorphic pressures help explain variation in the de jure strength of the FOI oversight institutions. Our findings highlight the importance of considering domestic constraints on the diffusion of one‐size‐fits‐all models. To analyze each case, we conducted a systematic process‐tracing analysis. Our in‐depth analysis allowed us to assess different theories concerning the specific institutional design of FOI oversight institutions.

Political parties, diminished subtypes, and democracy

Authors

Juan Pablo Luna,Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt,Gabriel Vommaro

Journal

Party Politics

Published Date

2021

There is a resurgence of interest in political parties. This resurgent interest embraces a minimalist definition of political parties, according to which any group that competes in elections and receives a handful of votes qualifies as a party. Parties, however, are expected to contribute to democratic representation, and the party politics literature has extensively shown that many “parties” do not fulfill this expectation. These entities that possess some but not all defining features of political parties can be considered diminished subtypes of the category. A thorough conceptualization of diminished subtypes could improve the analytical value of the study of political parties and of other forms of electoral political organizations. In this article, therefore, we put forth a new typology of diminished subtypes of political parties based on the presence or absence of two primary attributes: horizontal coordination of ambitious politicians …

Diminished Parties: Democratic Representation in Contemporary Latin America

Authors

Juan Pablo Luna,Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt,Gabriel Vommaro

Published Date

2021/12/31

Many contemporary party organizations are failing to fulfill their representational role in contemporary democracies. While political scientists tend to rely on a minimalist definition of political parties (groups of candidates that compete in elections), this volume argues that this misses how parties can differ not only in degree but also in kind. With a new typology of political parties, the authors provide a new analytical tool to address the role of political parties in democratic functioning and political representation. The empirical chapters apply the conceptual framework to analyze seventeen parties across Latin America. The authors are established scholars expert in comparative politics and in the cases included in the volume. The book sets an agenda for future research on parties and representation, and it will appeal to those concerned with the challenges of consolidating stable and programmatic party systems in developing democracies.

Preregistering qualitative research: A Delphi study

Authors

Tamarinde L Haven,Timothy M Errington,Kristian Skrede Gleditsch,Leonie van Grootel,Alan M Jacobs,Florian G Kern,Rafael Piñeiro,Fernando Rosenblatt,Lidwine B Mokkink

Journal

International Journal of Qualitative Methods

Published Date

2020/12/8

Preregistrations—records made a priori about study designs and analysis plans and placed in open repositories—are thought to strengthen the credibility and transparency of research. Different authors have put forth arguments in favor of introducing this practice in qualitative research and made suggestions for what to include in a qualitative preregistration form. The goal of this study was to gauge and understand what parts of preregistration templates qualitative researchers would find helpful and informative. We used an online Delphi study design consisting of two rounds with feedback reports in between. In total, 48 researchers participated (response rate: 16%). In round 1, panelists considered 14 proposed items relevant to include in the preregistration form, but two items had relevance scores just below our predefined criterion (68%) with mixed argument and were put forth again. We combined items where …

Uruguay 2019: Fin del ciclo progresista y reestructura del sistema de partidos

Authors

Lihuen Nocetto,Rafael Piñeiro,Fernando Rosenblatt

Journal

Revista de Ciencia Política

Published Date

2020/8/28

El año 2019 supuso cambios en el sistema político uruguayo. El Frente Amplio (FA), partido de centro izquierda en el gobierno desde 2005, perdió la presidencia a manos de una coalición de partidos de centro-derecha, la Coalición Multicolor liderada por Luis Lacalle Pou del Partido Nacional (PN). Este artículo ilustra la importancia de las variables económicas en las elecciones presidenciales en el Uruguay. La alternancia de partidos en el gobierno estuvo acompañada de cambios en el bloque de centro derecha del sistema de partidos. Un nuevo partido de derecha de creación meteórica, Cabildo Abierto (CA), logró obtener el 10% de los votos bajo el liderazgo del excomandante del Ejército. De esta forma se convirtió en un actor relevante para la nueva coalición de gobierno, en tanto permite las mayorías parlamentarias.

How Party Activism Survives: Uruguay's Frente Amplio

Authors

Verónica Pérez Bentancur,Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez,Fernando Rosenblatt

Published Date

2020

Political parties with activists are in decline due to various external shocks. Societal changes, like the emergence of new technologies of communication have diminished the role and number of activists, while party elites increasingly can make do without grassroots activists. However, recent scholarship concerning different democracies has shown how activism still matters for representation. This book contributes to this literature by analyzing the unique case of the Uruguayan Frente Amplio (FA), the only mass-organic, institutionalized leftist party in Latin America. Using thick description, systematic process tracing, and survey research, this case study highlights the value of an organization-centered approach for understanding parties' role in democracy. Within the FA, organizational rules grant activists a significant voice, which imbues activists' participation with a strong sense of efficacy. This book is an excellent resource for scholars and students of Latin America and comparative politics who are interested in political parties and the challenges confronting new democracies.

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What is Fernando Rosenblatt's h-index at Universidad Diego Portales?

The h-index of Fernando Rosenblatt has been 13 since 2020 and 17 in total.

What are Fernando Rosenblatt's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Unorganized Politics: The Political Aftermath of Social Unrest in Chile

How the exercise of the right to information (RTI) affects trust in political institutions

Raising the red flag: democratic elitism and the protests in Chile

Local Government, Social Media and Management of COVID-19: The Case of Chilean Mayoral Communication

Constituencies inside parties: the decriminalization of abortion in Bolivia and transgender rights law in Uruguay

Democracy against Parties: The Divergent Fates of Latin America’s New Left Contenders. By Brandon Van Dyck. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. 288p. $55.00 cloth.

Agents of Representation: the organic connection between society and leftist parties in Bolivia and Uruguay

Much ado about Facebook? Evidence from 80 congressional campaigns in Chile

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are the top articles of Fernando Rosenblatt at Universidad Diego Portales.

What are Fernando Rosenblatt's research interests?

The research interests of Fernando Rosenblatt are: Comparative Politics

What is Fernando Rosenblatt's total number of citations?

Fernando Rosenblatt has 840 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of Fernando Rosenblatt?

The co-authors of Fernando Rosenblatt are Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Sebastián Valenzuela, Juan Pablo Luna, Thad Dunning, Sergio Toro Maureira, Cecilia Rossel.

    Co-Authors

    H-index: 60
    Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

    Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

    University of Essex

    H-index: 42
    Sebastián Valenzuela

    Sebastián Valenzuela

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    H-index: 37
    Juan Pablo Luna

    Juan Pablo Luna

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    H-index: 26
    Thad Dunning

    Thad Dunning

    University of California, Berkeley

    H-index: 21
    Sergio Toro Maureira

    Sergio Toro Maureira

    Universidad de Concepción

    H-index: 20
    Cecilia Rossel

    Cecilia Rossel

    Universidad Católica del Uruguay

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