Latin American politics

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  • 22 Mar 2024
    Juan A. Bogliaccini

    Empowering Labor: Leftist approaches to wage policy in unequal democracies

    “Empowering Labor” delves into the utilization of wage policy as a pre-distributive instrument by leftist governments in South America and Southern Europe. This comparative study focuses on three small open economies: Chile, Portugal, and Uruguay. The book sheds light on the underlying political dynamics of strategies pursued by leftist parties in power and the evolving […]

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  • 16 May 2023
    Simón Escoffier

    From the Urban Margins to Large-Scale Protests

    In October 2019, unprecedented mobilizations in Chile took the world by surprise. An outburst of protests plunged the most stable democracy in Latin America into its most profound social and political crisis since the dictatorship in the 1980s. What began as student-led protests in a few metro stations against a fare increase in public transportation […]

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  • 3 Mar 2023
    Rachel A. Schwartz

    What Civil War Leaves Behind: The Institutional Legacies of Conflict in Central America

    Civil war is among the most destructive forces in the modern world. Its toll is felt in the innumerable human lives lost, the infrastructure and economic assets decimated, the social services like healthcare and education set back decades, and the communities fragmented and traumatized in its wake. Yet, amid the overwhelming devastation, we can also […]

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  • 1 Aug 2022
    Mexican police on a rainy day, ready to contain street vendors from one of the most conflictive areas of Mexico City, the Tacubaya neighborhood.
    Hernán Flom

    The Politics of Policing in Latin America

    Forty years after the end of authoritarianism, many Latin American democracies exhibit high levels of state violence, primarily attributable to the agency most directly responsible for preserving the state’s monopoly of legitimate coercion: the police. Just last week, military police officers killed at least 18 people in a raid on a favela (shantytown) in Rio […]

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  • 28 Apr 2020
    Federico M. Rossi


    • How can we analyze the interaction of a social movement with the state, allies and antagonists without reducing the process only to its public and contentious dimensions? • How can we put strategy making in a collective and historical perspective? In my book The Poor’s Struggle for Political Incorporation, I show that the answer […]

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  • 24 Jan 2020
    Verónica Pérez Bentancur, Rafael Piñeiro Rodríguez, Fernando Rosenblatt

    An Introduction to How Party Activism Survives

    Party activism, understood as individuals voluntarily and regularly participating in party-related activities (i.e. not simply for electoral campaigns), seems to be a thing of the past. In the best-case scenario, activism in contemporary politics generally entails little more than paying party membership dues or sporadically taking part in internal party elections. In the worst-case scenario, […]

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  • 10 Nov 2019
    Amy Erica Smith

    Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God

    In August 2014, about seventy evangelical clergy in the Brazilian city of Juiz de Fora gathered for the monthly meeting of the local Council of Pastors. The worship/meeting space was an unadorned hall with white-painted cinderblock walls and the stage at the end farthest from the street entrance. After two and a half hours of […]

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