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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Language Processing Information
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff collection
    Date (inclusive): 1969-2003
    Collection Number: 97063
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 25 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (10.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: The collection consists of research materials that largely relate to the study of judicial systems, legal reform, political institutions, and economic development in Latin America and internationally. The materials are chiefly comprised of official reports, laws and decrees, statistics, and printed matter dating from the late 1990s and early 2000s. In terms of Latin America, there is a significant amount of documentation pertaining to Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Venezuela. The more general part of the collection contains reports and studies commissioned by the United Nations, the World Bank, and other bodies, and these focus on transnational issues of corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Collector: Buscaglia, Edgardo, collector. Ratliff, William E.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of research materials that largely relate to the study of judicial systems, legal reform, political institutions, and economic development in Latin America and internationally. The materials are chiefly comprised of official reports, laws and decrees, statistics, and printed matter dating from the late 1990s and early 2000s. In terms of Latin America, there is a significant amount of documentation pertaining to Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Venezuela. The more general part of the collection contains reports and studies commissioned by the United Nations, the World Bank, and other bodies, and these focus on transnational issues of corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking. The collection contains some materials relating to individual countries and specific regions outside Latin America, including Africa, Singapore, and South Korea. There are also several articles by Edgardo Buscaglia in the collection, as well as a number of digital files and audiovisual recordings related to the study of Latin American judicial systems, corruption, and organized crime.

    Language Processing Information

    In Spanish and English.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The materials in the collection were compiled by Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff. Buscaglia is an international recognized expert on the judicial systems and economies of Latin America and developing countries. He was a Hoover Institution research fellow from 1991 until 2008 and is currently a Senior Research Scholar in law and economics at Columbia University. Until his death in 2014, William E. Ratliff was the Latin American curator of the Hoover Institution Archives and a Hoover Institution research fellow. He was the author of numerous works on Latin American politics.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Laissez-faire.
    Latin America--Economic conditions--1982-
    Law reform--Developing countries.
    Law reform--Latin America.