Category Archives: Jorge Dominguez

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A retired Harvard University professor and experienced writer and publisher, Jorge I. Dominguez specializes in Latin American political science, international affairs, and democratic development. A member of many professional organizations, Jorge I. Dominguez served on the editorial board of Political Science Quarterly (PSQ) from 1984 to 2018.

PSQ started in 1886 when a Columbia University professor collaborated with a New York publisher to distribute the first issue. Since then, PSQ has released an issue every quarter, informing academics and the general public on diverse national and international political issues. The journal is nonpartisan, and it maintains rigorous standards to ensure that articles provide sufficient evidence to back their claims. Alongside articles from new and established scholars, each issue contains 30 to 40 book reviews.

PSQ offers subscriptions to individuals and institutions. Its special membership grants more expanded benefits, such as complete archival access to PSQ’s collection on JSTOR starting from its founding. Special memberships are also partially tax-deductible.

Principles Upholding Democracy

With a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, Jorge I. Dominguez has published many books on the political and economic situation of Latin America. Jorge Dominguez co-edited the collection of critical essays titled The Construction of Democracy, which brought scholars from seven countries to explore what democracy means and make practical recommendations on how to practice a better democracy.

For a country to rule by democracy, it has to uphold its principles. First, democracy ensures that all members of a society are given and allowed to exercise equal rights and obligations. There is no unelected hierarchy of power, and everyone is treated fairly.

The government must also recognize that while the majority rules, the minority has to be protected because every citizen is entitled to different opinions. Also, a government that plans on constructing democracy has to be open in its affairs. The populace is allowed to know about legal proceedings, electoral processes, and everything that impacts citizens’ lives.

Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World

A writer and publisher, Jorge Dominguez focuses on comparative politics and international affairs in Latin America, and how these countries relate to the rest of the world. Jorge I. Dominguez’s book Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World provides readers with a guide on select Latin American countries’ political systems and their diplomatic relationships.

The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World does more than just explain the region’s political evolution in the 30 years proceeding its publication. In each section, it focuses on specific issues, social, economic, and diplomatic, impacting countries’ operations. Some examples include Argentina and Brazil’s domestic and global policy challenges, and the then-current state of countries’ relationships with specific external actors.

The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World contains essays written and or translated by several scholars in the field. Written to benefit academics, students, and researchers alike, the authors provide both theoretical and empirically-based insights. Edited by Dominguez and Ana Covarrubias, it was published in 2014.

The Life of Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz

Jorge I. Dominguez is a resident of Center Harbor, New Hampshire, and has spent his career teaching and researching in the field of international studies. With a key focus of his work being on the Americas, Jorge Dominguez has written about Cuban prime minister Manuel Marrero Cruz.

Manuel Marrero Cruz was born on July 11, 1963, in Holguin, Cuba, and has a long-standing career in the tourism industry. Cruz started his career by working on State tourist facilities north of his hometown of Holguin. He then moved on to work at a variety of different State and joint government-foreign firm hotels and tourist destinations in management until 1999. He also held the rank of colonel in the military and worked for its tourism division. That year he was promoted to vice president of the State’s Gaviota Tourism Group, and he was named its president just one year later.

In 2004 Manuel Cruz was appointed as the minister of tourism for the country, a post that he held for 15 years. When the Cuban constitution was revised in 2019, Mr. Cruz was nominated by president Miguel Diaz-Canel to be the first prime minister of Cuba since Fidel Castro held the position, abolishing it in 1976.