Refereed Journals and Articles


Title: Democratic backsliding and autocratization: the political effects of the covid-19 pandemic in Nicaragua and Venezuela. Publisher: Gobierno y Análisis Político A.C. February 2021.

Title: Legal Responses to Covid-19 in Latin American & the Caribbean Publisher: International Center for Not-for-Profit Law ICNL. February 1st, 2021. Co-authors: Armando Chaguaceda, Eloy Viera & María Isabel Puerta.

Title: Effectiveness of economic sanctions as a strategy for regime change in American foreign policy: Case of Venezuela Publisher: PROGRAMA CUBA, Foro Cubano Revista de divulgación. August 2020 Volume 3, No. 23 Coordinator: John Polga-HecimovichISSN. 2590 – 4833 (online).

Title:Cerco diplomático” against Maduro: Colombia’s unsuccessful strategy”. Publisher: PROGRAMA CUBA, Perspectivas Democráticas sobre la Actualidad Cubana. Universidad Sergio Arboleda. Num.3, December 2018, pp. 107-127. ISSN: 25 39-2751. Co-author: Ocampo, Omar.

Title: “Los poderes y el pueblo: Miradas latinoamericanas sobre una trayectoria universal. Publisher: Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil, Colombia. Democracia Actual, Num.3, December 2018, pp. 107-127. ISSN: 25 39-2751.
Co-author: Chaguaceda, Armando.

Title: “Venezuela: The decline of a democracy”. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, December 2017. Development (2017) Volume 60, Issue 3–4, pp 174–179. ISSN: 1011-6370 (Print) 1461-7072 (Online).

Title: “Authoritarian decay in Venezuela: historical process and recent developments” Publisher: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Diálogo Político Año XXXIV, Nº 2, 2017. ISSN: 1688-9665. Co-author: Chaguaceda, Armando.

Title: “Crisis of democracy. A tour of the debate in contemporary political theory” Publisher: Revista Espiral. Estudios sobre Estado y Sociedad. Volume XXIII, No. 65, January – April 2016. ISSN: 1665-0565. DOI:

Title: “Quo vadis Venezuela: from Delegative Democracy to Authoritarianism of the 21st Century” Publisher: Revista Mexicana de Análisis y Administración Pública. Volume IV, No. 1, January – June 2015. ISSN: 2007-4425. Co-author: Chaguaceda, Armando.

Title: Communal Councils in Venezuela. Volume 5, No. 9, January-June 2012. Observatorio Laboral Revista Venezolana. First and last pages: 43-55. Year: 2012.

Title: Management of Institutions of Scientific and Technological Research. Volume XIX No. 2 Faces Journal. First and last pages: 215-243. Year: 2008.

Title: Approach to the Study of the crisis of democracy and representation in Venezuela. Volume: No. 26, Vol XIV Mañongo Journal. First and last pages: 135-152. Year: 2006.

Title: Participatory democracy and liberal socialism. On the threshold of the post-democracy. No. 12 Political Memoir Journal. First and last pages: 97-118. Year: 2008.

Title: A view of John Rawls Theory of Justice from political sciences’ view. Volume: No. 10 Political Memoir Journal. First and last pages: 277-288. Year: 2006.

Title: Ideas about the democratic process in the municipality. Vol. Nº2, Local Issues Journal. Year: 2002.

Work in progress

Title: (2020) The Latin American vote in the United States: elections as a means for political assimilation.

Title: (2020) Sharp Power and Latin American diasporas in the United States: a look at Cuban and Venezuelan exiles confronting political harassment abroad.

Title: (2019) Democracy decline in Latin America: from promotion to stagnation. How the weakening of democracy building efforts has thwarted consolidation in the region.

Title: (2019) Colombia at a crossroads: How the Venezuelan crisis is defining its politics. Co-author: Omar Ocampo.

Title: (2018) Democracy decline, multiculturalism and global immigration crisis: challenges of the post-democratic age.