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Report on the state of UK-Based Research on Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

Edited by Antoni Kapcia and Linda A. Newson

This report looks at how the United Kingdom is responding to and engaging with new developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It addresses in detail the importance of carrying out research on Latin America and the Caribbean, the scope and patterns of the research being carried out, and new developments affecting LAC studies in the United Kingdom. The size and composition of the research community are profiled, along with institutional affiliations and research concentrations. Findings are presented on the shifting institutional commitments to research on Latin America and the Caribbean and the challenges faced by the LAC research community, including trends in funding for LAC research, the impact of research assessment, and constraints on dissemination and publication of research.

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