Register of the Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff collection

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff collection
Date (inclusive): 1969-2003
Collection Number: 97063
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 25 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (10.4 linear feet)
Abstract: The collection consists of research materials that largely relate to the study of judicial systems, legal reform, political institutions, and economic development in Latin America and internationally. The materials are chiefly comprised of official reports, laws and decrees, statistics, and printed matter dating from the late 1990s and early 2000s. In terms of Latin America, there is a significant amount of documentation pertaining to Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Venezuela. The more general part of the collection contains reports and studies commissioned by the United Nations, the World Bank, and other bodies, and these focus on transnational issues of corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collector: Buscaglia, Edgardo, collector. Ratliff, William E.

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of research materials that largely relate to the study of judicial systems, legal reform, political institutions, and economic development in Latin America and internationally. The materials are chiefly comprised of official reports, laws and decrees, statistics, and printed matter dating from the late 1990s and early 2000s. In terms of Latin America, there is a significant amount of documentation pertaining to Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Venezuela. The more general part of the collection contains reports and studies commissioned by the United Nations, the World Bank, and other bodies, and these focus on transnational issues of corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking. The collection contains some materials relating to individual countries and specific regions outside Latin America, including Africa, Singapore, and South Korea. There are also several articles by Edgardo Buscaglia in the collection, as well as a number of digital files and audiovisual recordings related to the study of Latin American judicial systems, corruption, and organized crime.

Language Processing Information

In Spanish and English.

Biographical/Historical note

The materials in the collection were compiled by Edgardo Buscaglia and William E. Ratliff. Buscaglia is an international recognized expert on the judicial systems and economies of Latin America and developing countries. He was a Hoover Institution research fellow from 1991 until 2008 and is currently a Senior Research Scholar in law and economics at Columbia University. Until his death in 2014, William E. Ratliff was the Latin American curator of the Hoover Institution Archives and a Hoover Institution research fellow. He was the author of numerous works on Latin American politics.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Laissez-faire.
Latin America--Economic conditions--1982-
Law reform--Developing countries.
Law reform--Latin America.

 

Writings 1996-2002

Box/Folder 1 : 1

"Sector judicial en Ecuador: estudio descriptivo y analítico de los factores asociados a los tiempos procesales en juzgados de primera instancia" 1996

Box/Folder 1 : 2

With Jan van Dijk and Mark Shaw, "The TOC Convention and the Need for Comparative Research: Some Illustrations from the Work of the UN Centre for International Crime Prevention" 2002

 

Research materials 1987-2003

 

Latin America 1969-2003

Box/Folder 1 : 3

General 1995-1998

 

Argentina 1969-2001

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Corruption 1999

 

Decrees and laws 1969-1991

Box/Folder 1 : 5

1989-1990

Box/Folder 1 : 6-7

1991

 

Economy 1987-1995

Box/Folder 1 : 8

1987-1988

Box/Folder 1 : 9-10

1992

Box/Folder 2 : 1-2

1993

Box/Folder 2 : 3

1995

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Education and health 1993-1995

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Foreign relations 1991

 

Judicial system 1969-2001

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Undated

Box/Folder 2 : 7

1969-1994

Box/Folder 2 : 8

1980-1986

Box/Folder 2 : 9

1984-1994

Box/Folder 3 : 1-2

1987-1992

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1988-1993

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1989

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1989-1993

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1990

Box/Folder 3 : 7-8

1991

Box/Folder 3 : 9

1991-1994

Box/Folder 3 : 10

1992

Box/Folder 3 : 10

1992

Box/Folder 4 : 1-2

1992

Box/Folder 4 : 3-5

1993

Box/Folder 4 : 6-8

1994

Box/Folder 4 : 9

1995

Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

1996

Box/Folder 5 : 3

1997

Box/Folder 5 : 4

1997-1998

Box/Folder 5 : 5

1998

Box/Folder 5 : 6-7

1999

Box/Folder 5 : 8

2001

 

Municipal and regional government 1995-2000

Box/Folder 6 : 1

1995

Box/Folder 6 : 2-3

1996

Box/Folder 6 : 4

1996-1997

Box/Folder 6 : 5

2000

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Public opinion 1996

 

Bolivia 1996-2003

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Corruption 2001

 

Decrees and laws 1996-1999

Box/Folder 6 : 8

1996

Box/Folder 6 : 9

1997

Box/Folder 6 : 10

1999

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Economic development 1999

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Government 1998

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Judicial system 2003

 

Money laundering 2001-2002

Box/Folder 7 : 2

2001

Box/Folder 7 : 3

2002

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Public administration 1996

 

Brazil 1995

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Judicial system 1995

 

Chile 1997

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Judicial system 1987

 

Colombia 1995-2002

 

Corruption 1995-2001

Box/Folder 7 : 7-8

1995

Box/Folder 7 : 9

1996

Box/Folder 7 : 10

1999

Box/Folder 7 : 11

2000

Box/Folder 8 : 1-2

2001

 

Judicial system 1996-2002

Box/Folder 8 : 3, Box-folder 

1996

Box/Folder 8 : 4-7, Box-folder 

1998

Box/Folder 8 : 8, Box-folder 

1999

Box/Folder 8 : 9, Box-folder 

2000

Box/Folder 8 : 10, Box-folder 

2002

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Kidnapping 2002

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Municipal government 2000

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Poverty 1998

 

Ecuador 1985-2002

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Corruption 2002

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Governance 1997

 

Judicial system 1985-2000

Box/Folder 9 : 6, Box-folder 

1985-1994

Box/Folder 9 : 7, Box-folder 

1988-1995

Box/Folder 9 : 8, Box-folder 

1989-1990

Box/Folder 9 : 9, Box-folder 

1990-1993

Box/Folder 9 : 10, Box-folder 

1991

Box/Folder 9 : 11, Box-folder 

1991-1992

Box/Folder 9 : 12, Box-folder 

1992

Box/Folder 9 : 13, Box-folder 

1993

Box/Folder 10 : 1, Box-folder 

1993

Box/Folder 10 : 2-5, Box-folder 

1994

Box/Folder 10 : 6-8, Box-folder 

1995

Box/Folder 10 : 9, Box-folder 

1996

Box/Folder 11 : 1-7, Box-folder 

1996

Box/Folder 11 : 8-9, Box-folder 

1997

Box/Folder 12 : 1

1997

Box/Folder 12 : 2

2000

 

Guatemala 2001

Box/Folder 12 : 3

Police 2001

 

Honduras 1996-1999

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Government finances 1999

 

Judicial system 1996-1999

Box/Folder 12 : 5

1996

Box/Folder 12 : 6

1999

 

Mexico 1997-2003

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Corruption 2001

 

Judicial system 1997-2000

Box/Folder 12 : 8-9

1997

Box/Folder 12 : 10

2000

Box/Folder 12 : 11

Kidnapping 2003

Box/Folder 12 : 12

Public administration 2001

Box/Folder 13 : 1

Public administration 2001

 

Panama 1993-1995

Box/Folder 13 : 2

Judicial system 1993-1995

 

Paraguay 1995-1999

Box/Folder 13 : 3

Corruption and transparency 1994-1999

Box/Folder 13 : 4

Economy 1997

Box/Folder 13 : 5

Government finances 1996

 

Judicial system 1995-1999

Box/Folder 13 : 6

1995

Box/Folder 13 : 7

1997

Box/Folder 13 : 8

1998

Box/Folder 13 : 9-10

1999

 

Peru 1997-2001

Box/Folder 13 : 11

Corruption 2001

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Judicial system 1997

 

Venezuela 1980-2000

 

Decrees and laws 1980-1991

Box/Folder 14 : 2

1980

Box/Folder 14 : 3

1991

 

Judicial system 1981-2000

Box/Folder 14 : 4

1981-1992

Box/Folder 14 : 5

1990

Box/Folder 14 : 6

1991

Box/Folder 14 : 7-9

1992

Box/Folder 14 : 10

1993

Box/Folder 15 : 1-2

1993

Box/Folder 15 : 3-4

1994

Box/Folder 15 : 5-6

1995

Box/Folder 15 : 7-8

1996

Box/Folder 15 : 9

1997

Box/Folder 16 : 1-2

1997

Box/Folder 16 : 3

2000

 

Municipal government 1994-1999

Box/Folder 16 : 4

1994-1996

Box/Folder 16 : 5

1996

Box/Folder 16 : 6-7

1997

Box/Folder 17 : 1-3

1998

Box/Folder 17 : 4

1999

 

International studies and initiatives 1992-2003

 

Corruption 1995-2003

Box/Folder 17 : 5

1995

Box/Folder 17 : 6-8

1996

Box/Folder 17 : 9

1997-1998

Box/Folder 17 : 10

1998

Box/Folder 18 : 1

1998

Box/Folder 18 : 2-6

1999

Box/Folder 18 : 7-8

2000

Box/Folder 18 : 9

2001

Box/Folder 19 : 1-5

2001

Box/Folder 19 : 6-8

2002

Box/Folder 20 : 1

2003

 

Crime prevention and criminal justice 1993-1999

Box/Folder 20 : 2

1993

Box/Folder 20 : 3

1999

 

Crime victims 1999-2002

Box/Folder 20 : 4

1999

Box/Folder 20 : 5

2002

Box/Folder 20 : 6

Crimes against humanity 2003

Box/Folder 20 : 7

Criminal justice information systems 2000

Box/Folder 21 : 1

Criminology 2000-2002

 

Drug trafficking 1992-2003

Box/Folder 21 : 2

1992

Box/Folder 21 : 3-4

2000

Box/Folder 21 : 5

2001

Box/Folder 21 : 6

2001-2002

Box/Folder 21 : 7

2003

Box/Folder 21 : 8

Foreign exchange violations 2003

Box/Folder 21 : 9

Governance 2000

Box/Folder 22 : 1

Human trafficking 2002

 

Kidnapping 2001-2003

Box/Folder 22 : 2

2001

Box/Folder 22 : 3-4

2003

Box/Folder 22 : 5

Legal reform 2001

 

Money laundering 1998-2002

Box/Folder 22 : 6

1998

Box/Folder 22 : 7

2000-2002

 

Organized crime 2001-2003

Box/Folder 22 : 8-9

2001

Box/Folder 22 : 10-11

2002

Box/Folder 23 : 1

2002

Box/Folder 23 : 2-3

2003

Box/Folder 23 : 4

Poverty 2002

Box/Folder 23 : 5

Terrorism 2002

 

Other countries and regions 1997-2002

 

Africa 1997-2002

 

General 1997-2002

 

Corruption 1997-2002

Box/Folder 23 : 6

1997

Box/Folder 23 : 7

1999

Box/Folder 23 : 8

2002

 

Nigeria 2001

Box/Folder 23 : 9

Corruption and organized crime 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 1

Judicial system 2001

 

South Africa 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 2

Corruption 2001

 

Eastern Europe 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 3

Corruption 2001

 

Former Soviet Union 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 4

Judicial system 2001

 

Hungary 2000

Box/Folder 24 : 5

Corruption 2000

 

Serbia 2002

Box/Folder 24 : 6

Judicial system 2002

 

Singapore 1991-1999

 

Judicial system 1991-1999

Box/Folder 24 : 7

1991-1996

Box/Folder 24 : 8

1999

 

South Korea 1998

Box/Folder 24 : 9

Intellectual property 1998

 

Turkey 2001

Box/Folder 24 : 10

Drug trafficking 2001

 

Digital files 1998-2003

 

CDs 2001-2003

Box/Folder 25 : 1-2

"Country Assessment in Accountability and Transparency," United Nations 1998-2001

Box/Folder 25 : 3

Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association conference, Montevideo, Uruguay 2001

Box/Folder 25 : 4

"El Secuestro: Problemas sociales y jurídicos," presentation by René A. Jiménez Ornelas and Olga Islas de González Mariscal 2002

Box/Folder 25 : 5

"Decisiones, Tribunal Supremo de Justicia," Bolivia 2003

 

CD-Rs 2001-2003

Box/Folder 25 : 6-8

Documents relating to corruption, governance, and organized crime in Latin America 2001-2003

Box/Folder 25 : 9

"Promoting the Ratification of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime," Jakarta, Indonesia 2003 February 26-28

 

Audiovisual materials 1999-2001

 

Sound recording on CD undated

 

"Un día volver," Coral Corte Suprema de Justicia, Venezuela undated

 

Videorecordings 1999-2003

 

CD-Rs 1999-2003

Box/Folder 25 : 10

"Las asociaciones estrategicas entre el sector público y privado," presentation by Eduardo Carabobo, San Diego, Venezuela 1999

Box/Folder 25 : 11

"México contra la corrupción" 2003

 

VHS video cassettes 1999-2001

Box/Folder 25 : 12-14

"Audencia publíca parroquial" 1999

Box/Folder 25 : 15

"El sur, un norte de esperanza" 2001

 

Oversize materials relating to municipal government in Venezuela 1996-1998

Box/Folder 26 : 1

1996

Box/Folder 26 : 2

1997

Box/Folder 26 : 3-4

1998