Register of the Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff collection

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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hooverarchives@stanford.edu
2015


Title: Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff collection
Date (inclusive): 1969-2003
Collection Number: 97063
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Materials : In Spanish and 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; there are some digital files and audiovisual materials included as well. 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
Creator: Buscaglia, Edgardo, collector.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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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.

Biographical Note

The materials in the collection were compiled by Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff. Buscaglia is an internationally 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.

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 also 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.

Related Collection

William E. Ratliff papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ratliff, William E.
Laissez-faire.
Latin America--Economic conditions--1982-
Law reform--Developing countries.
Law reform--Latin America.

 

Writings of Edgardo Buscaglia, 1996, 2002

Box/Folder 1 : 1

"Sector judicial en Ecuador: Estudio descriptivo y analítico de los factores asociados a los tiempos procesales en juzgados de primera instancia," 1996

Box/Folder 1 : 2

With Jan van Dijk and Mark Shaw, "The TOC Convention and the Need for Comparative Research: Some Illustrations from the Work of the UN Centre for International Crime Prevention," 2002

 

Research Materials, 1969-2003

 

Latin America, 1969-2003

Box/Folder 1 : 3

General, 1995-1998

 

Argentina, 1969-2001

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Corruption, 1999

Box/Folder 1 : 5-7

Decrees and laws, 1989-1991

Box/Folder 1 : 8-10, Box/Folder 2 : 1-3

Economy, 1987-1995

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Education and health, 1993-1995

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Foreign relations, 1991

Box/Folder 2 : 6-9, Box 3-5

Judicial system, 1969-2001

Box/Folder 6 : 1-5

Municipal and regional government, 1995-2000

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Public opinion, 1996

 

Bolivia, 1996-2003

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Corruption, 2001

Box/Folder 6 : 8-10

Decrees and laws, 1996-1999

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Economic development, 1999

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Government, 1998

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Judicial system, 2003

Box/Folder 7 : 2-3

Money laundering, 2001-2002

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Public administration, 1996

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Brazil, judicial system, 1995

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Chile, judicial system, 1997

 

Colombia, 1995-2002

Box/Folder 7 : 7-11, Box/Folder 8 : 1-2

Corruption, 1995-2001

Box/Folder 8 : 3-10

Judicial system, 1996-2002

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Kidnapping, 2002

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Municipal government, 2000

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Poverty, 1998

 

Ecuador, 1985-2002

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Corruption, 2002

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Governance, 1997

Box/Folder 9 : 6-13, Box 10-11, Box/Folder 12 : 1-2

Judicial system, 1985-2000

Box/Folder 12 : 3

Guatemala, police, 2001

 

Honduras, 1996-1999

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Government finances, 1999

Box/Folder 12 : 5-6

Judicial system, 1996, 1999

 

Mexico, 1997-2003

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Corruption, 2001

Box/Folder 12 : 8-10

Judicial system, 1997, 2000

Box/Folder 12 : 11

Kidnapping, 2003

Box/Folder 12 : 12, Box/Folder 13 : 1

Public administration, 2001

Box/Folder 13 : 2

Panama, judicial system, 1993-1995

 

Paraguay, 1994-1999

Box/Folder 13 : 3

Corruption and transparency, 1994-1999

Box/Folder 13 : 4

Economy, 1997

Box/Folder 13 : 5

Government finances, 1996

Box/Folder 13 : 6-10

Judicial system, 1995-1999

 

Peru, 1997, 2001

Box/Folder 13 : 11

Corruption, 2001

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Judicial system, 1997

 

Venezuela, 1980-2000

Box/Folder 14 : 2-3

Decrees and laws, 1980, 1991

Box/Folder 14 : 4-10, Box 15, Box/Folder 16 : 1-3

Judicial system, 1981-2000

Box/Folder 16 : 4-7, Box/Folder 17 : 1-4

Municipal government, 1994-1999

 

International studies and initiatives, 1992-2003

Box/Folder 17 : 5-10, Box 18-19, Box/Folder 20 : 1

Corruption, 1995-2003

Box/Folder 20 : 2-3

Crime prevention and criminal justice, 1993, 1999

Box/Folder 20 : 4-5

Crime victims, 1999, 2002

Box/Folder 20 : 6

Crimes against humanity, 2003

Box/Folder 20 : 7

Criminal justice information systems, 2000

Box/Folder 21 : 1

Criminology, 2000-2002

Box/Folder 21 : 2-7

Drug trafficking, 1992, 2000-2003

Box/Folder 21 : 8

Foreign exchange violations, 2003

Box/Folder 21 : 9

Governance, 2000

Box/Folder 22 : 1

Human trafficking, 2002

Box/Folder 22 : 2-4

Kidnapping, 2001, 2003

Box/Folder 22 : 5

Legal reform, 2001

Box/Folder 22 : 6-7

Money laundering, 1998, 2000-2002

Box/Folder 22 : 8-11, Box/Folder 23 : 1-3

Organized crime, 2001-2003

Box/Folder 23 : 4

Poverty, 2002

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Terrorism, 2002

 

Other countries and regions, 1997-2002

 

Africa, 1997-2002

Box/Folder 23 : 6-8

General, corruption, 1997, 1999, 2002

 

Nigeria, 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 9

Corruption and organized crime, 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 1

Judicial system, 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 2

South Africa, corruption, 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 3

Eastern Europe, corruption, 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 4

Former Soviet Union, judicial system, 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 5

Hungary, corruption, 2000

Box/Folder 24 : 6

Serbia, judicial system, 2002

Box/Folder 24 : 7-8

Singapore, judicial system, 1991-1996, 1999

Box/Folder 24 : 9

South Korea, intellectual property, 1998

Box/Folder 24 : 10

Turkey, drug trafficking, 2001

Box 25

Digital Files, 2001-2003

 

"Country Assessment in Accountability and Transparency," United Nations, 2 electronic disks (CD), 1998-2001

 

Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association conference, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1 electronic disk (CD), 2001

 

"El Secuestro: Problemas sociales y jurídicos," presentation by René A. Jiménez Ornelas and Olga Islas de González Mariscal, 1 electronic disk (CD), 2002

 

"Decisiones, Tribunal Supremo de Justicia," Bolivia, 1 electronic disk (CD), 2003

 

Documents relating to corruption, governance, and organized crime in Latin America, 3 electronic disks (CD-R), 2001-2003

 

"Promoting the Ratification of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime," Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 electronic disk (CD-R), 2003 February 26-28

Box 25

Audiovisual Materials, 1999-2003

 

"Un día volver," Coral Corte Suprema de Justicia, Venezuela, 1 sound disc (CD), undated

 

Videorecordings, 1999-2003

 

"Las asociaciones estrategicas entre el sector público y privado," presentation by Eduardo Carabobo, San Diego, Venezuela, 1 videodisc (CD-R), 1999

 

"México contra la corrupción," 1 videodisc (CD-R), 2003

 

"Audencia publíca parroquial," 3 videocassettes (VHS), 1999

 

"El sur, un norte de esperanza," 1 videocassette (VHS), 2001

Box/Folder 26 : 1-4

Oversize Materials, 1996-1998

Scope and Contents note

Relate to municipal government in Venezuela.