The Right in the Southern Cone: Power Dynamics within Political Parties in Brazil, Chile and Argentina

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 16 (Main Building)
RC18 Political Sociology (host committee)

Language: French and Spanish

This session aims at presenting a comparative analysis on the old and new right-wing parties in Argentina, Brazil and Chile which came forward in the left-wing governments that had recent uprise in the region. The object is constituted by PRO and Demócrata de Mendoza in Argentina, DEM, PTB, PP, PSC, PR and PSD in Brazil and UDI, RN and Evópoli in Chile. 
Given the relations regarding the political environment – political new actors and new issues in the agenda setting, as social inclusion policies and ambientalism – and the informal party organization character, the working hypothesis focuses on the dynamics within the parties and the leaders’ formation as an ideal research design to understand parties’ positions within political systems.
In this session, we will present the preliminary results of a comparative survey conducted in the three countries, in which are explored power relations, political recruitment and the connections of those parties with the political environment. The discussion that will take place seeks to contribute to the field of comparative political parties’ research in the region and to enrich what we know about party politics in Latin America.

Session Organizer:
Stephanie ALENDA, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago de Chile, Chile
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