Social Movements in Chile: Organization, Trajectories, and by Sofia Donoso, Marisa von Bülow

By Sofia Donoso, Marisa von Bülow

This booklet offers wealthy empirical analyses of an important routine in Chile’s post-transition period: the coed move, the Mapuche stream, the exertions flow, the Feminist stream, and the Environmental circulate. The chapters remove darkness from the strategies that resulted in their emergence, and element how actors constructed new techniques, or revisited previous ones, to persuade the political area. The publication additionally bargains contributions that situate those circumstances either when it comes to the final tendencies in protest in Chile, in addition to compared to different international locations in Latin the US. Emphasizing numerous aspects of the talk in regards to the courting among “institutional” and “non-institutional” politics, this quantity not just contributes to the examine of collective motion in Chile, but additionally to the wider social circulation literature.

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Labor unions, for instance, sought allies within the state to advance their causes when they could not get the legislative reforms they demanded. Environmental organizations became part of wider coalitions, in which a broad range of actors come together in specific campaigns. Student organizations redesigned their strategies and started to question the political authorities. The Mapuche movement radicalized. The feminist movement created new social movement organizations that disputed the institutional and autonomous feminists’ space in the debates on women’s issues.

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DONOSO 2006, 2014), Ecuador (2006, 2009), El Salvador (2009, 2014), Nicaragua (2006, 2011), Paraguay (2008), Uruguay (2004, 2010, 2015), and Venezuela (1998, 2000, 2006). There is a considerable literature on Latin America’s turn to the left that seeks to explain both the country-specific differences and its impact on democratization. For an overview, see Panizza, “Unarmed Utopia Revisited: The Resurgence of Left-of-­center Politics in Latin America”, and Levitsky and Roberts, eds. The Resurgence of the Latin American Left.

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