My name is Aníbal Nicolás Saldías. I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. My areas of research are Comparative Politics, Latin American Studies, and Comparative Labour Studies. Versión español.
My doctoral research adds to the growing literature on trade union rejuvenation in Latin America. The thesis focuses on collective labour relations in Argentina and Uruguay during the 2000s. My project underscores that although there was policy and partisan convergence in the 2000s, labour relations diverged. Argentine labour relations became less institutionalized, as its labour code was questioned legally and politically. Uruguayan labour institutions were reinforced and strengthened by the passage of new laws after 2005.
I utilize the methods of comparative historical analysis to explain how the legacies of corporatist labour incorporation interacted with processes of democratization and neoliberal reform to generate variation in the evolution of labour relations, post-2001.
I conducted fieldwork in Argentina and Uruguay during 2015. I am currently in the process of writing my dissertation. I have presented my research at LASA 2016 (abstract), LASA 2017 (abstract), CPSA 2017 (abstract), and LASA 2018 (abstract).
I am currently a research assistant for the Argentina Project at the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. I am the President and Cofounder of the Latin American Political Science Students Association (LAPSSA) at the University of Toronto. I am a member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Labor Section’s Graduate Student Council (2016-2018). I am also a Graduate Affiliate at the University of Toronto’s Center for Critical Development Studies (CCDS).
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