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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Matías Dewey

Dr. Matías Dewey
Research Fellow
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-228
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


Research Interests

illegal markets; informal institutions; social theory; qualitative social research; Latin American studies

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Illegal Police Protection and the Market for Stolen Vehicles in Buenos Aires. Journal of Latin American Studies, 44, 4, 679-702 (2012)  
The Making of Hybrid Stateness: Sources of Police Performance in the Conurbano. Revista de Ciencia Política, 32, 3, 659-672 (2012)  
Durch Luhmanns Brille: Herausforderungen an Politik und Recht in Lateinamerika und in der Weltgesellschaft (hg. mit P. Birle und A. Mascareño). Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2012  
Fragile States, Robust Structures: Illegal Police Protection in Buenos Aires. GIGA Working Paper 169. Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2011 PDF  
Schutzindustrien jenseits der Legalität: Theoretische Annäherung an die Beziehung zwischen Staat und Kriminalität in Buenos Aires. In: Lateinamerika: Ein (un)sicherer Kontinent? (Hg.) H.-J. Burchardt, R. Ohlschläger, I. Wehr. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2011, 163-177  
Procedimientos fallidos: Déficits de legitimación de expectativas normativas en Argentina. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing/Editorial Académica Española, 2011



2013-present Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
Apr.-Aug. 2011 Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Oxford University
2010-2011 Researcher and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg
2009 Visiting Researcher, Instituto Gino Germani, Universidad de Buenos Aires and IDICSO, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires
2004-2008 PhD, Political Science, University of Rostock
2000-2001 Training program at the Interdisciplinary Center for Latin American Development Studies of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Buenos Aires
1996-2001 BA, Sociology, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires


Professional Activities (Selected)

2010-2013 Advisor to the Advisory Committee on International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Programs Abroad (Comité de Asesores de Programas Internacionales de Cooperación Científica y Tecnológica en el Exterior, CAPICCyTE), Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina

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