Center for Democracy & Good Governance

The Center for Democracy and Good Governance at the Institute for Public Management and Community Service (IPMCS) of Florida International University aims to promote democratic good governance and a better understanding of US democracy and values around the world.

The Center focuses its activities in seeking to understand the interplay between ideas and institutions in the shaping of democratic values and their importance in stable democracies with the belief that stable democracies are essential to economic development, civic engagement, and improved living conditions.

As a result of recent State funding priorities, the principal focus of the Center is on the rapidly growing Latin America region. Most Latin American countries are experiencing economic growth accompanied with a more independent foreign policy. Throughout the region, South-South cooperation is the focus of increasing attention and new alliances are sought after.