Latin American Studies Lecture Series

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

This presentation disputes recent works​ of mainstream political science that explain the current political crises in Latin American countries as a "democratic recession." After studying grassroots movements and new political parties, Matias Bianchi explains that an important factor is the emergence of narratives, practices and tools that are averse to the hierarchical, institutionalized and delegative of traditional politics. This study is based on a survey to 1,094 activists from Latin America and focus groups carried out in Honduras, Brazil and Ecuador. The characteristics of the emergent political stakeholders show a different way to participate in democracy with collaborative logics, networked practices and cosmopolitan and opened views.

Audience: 
All
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Chavez Building, Room 205
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US
contact info & links
Contact Person: 
Clea Conlin
Contact's Phone: 
520-990-8180