• Mariana Valverde


My travels through the vast field of socio-legal studies have not included time in the ‘law and development’ subfield, and so my comments here will not speak to Mariana Mota Prado and Michael Trebilcock’s contribution to that literature in their book, Institutional Bypasses. Instead I will speak from the perspective of sociolegal research on governance.


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———. 2016. “Ad Hoc Governance: Public Authorities and North American Local Infrastructure in Historical Perspective.” In Governing Practices: Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and the Ethnographic Imaginary, edited by Michelle Brady and Randy K. Lippert. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Valverde, Mariana, and Aaron Moore. 2019. “The Performance of Transparency in Public–Private Infrastructure Project Governance: The Politics of Documentary Practices.” Urban Studies 56 (4): 689–704.




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Valverde, M. (2020). “DE-CENTERING INSTITUTIONS AS OBJECTS OF STUDY”. REI - REVISTA ESTUDOS INSTITUCIONAIS, 6(2), 726–733. Recuperado de https://estudosinstitucionais.com/REI/article/view/527



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