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(Re-)Politicizing Inequality: Movements, Parties, and Social Citizenship in Chile a talk by Kenneth Roberts

April 22nd, 2016
1:30 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

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Please join us this Friday, March 11, for the Tulane University Political Science Seminar, sponsored by the Political Science Department and CIPR. Our speaker will be Kenneth Roberts (Cornell University) and he will be presenting a paper entitled: “(Re-)Politicizing Inequality: Movements, Parties, and Social Citizenship in Chile” (paper attached).

Although most of Latin America’s left-leaning governments are facing new political pressures from conservative forces, in Chile political pressures are coming primarily from the left, where students and other social movements have increasingly “politicized” existing inequalities and demanded more far-reaching redistributive reforms. The focal point of mass protest has been Chile’s largely-privatized education system, one of the “social pillars” of the country’s vaunted neoliberal development model. This paper explains how Chile’s free market reforms and pacted democratic transition largely removed inequality from the political agenda for the better part of two decades, and how social movements have challenged established parties and returned inequality to the forefront of political debate over the past five years. Analysis of survey data sheds light on the social and political correlates of protest at the micro-level.
You can read Kenneth Roberts’ paper here.

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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