Rediscovering Latin America Democracy, Social Actors and New Demands

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Seminarraum 5C G (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC10 Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management (host committee)

Language: English and Spanish

After a long period of dictatorships, Latin America resumed its political and social reconstruction primarily from the 1990s when new constitutional parameters were established by the legal system with the purpose to consign rights born of the demands made by the social actors. Almost 30 years later we must make an assessment if the demands were met, whether social actors remain the same, which instruments were created to support this process of redemocratization and, finally, if what is meant by democracy on the continent today corresponds to the desire expressed in the streets in previous years, especially in the social struggle phase against local military regimes.
This session welcomes articles that discuss this reality from a historical perspective, as well as the predictive point of view or even the analysis on the current situation in any particular country.
Session Organizer:
Luciana SOUZA, Milton Campos Law School, Brazil
Teresa MONTAGUT, University of Barcelona, Spain
Movimientos Sociales y Los Derechos En Brasil: 1980-2015
Maria da Gloria GOHN, University of Campinas, Brazil
Democracia, Individualismo y Clientelismo. Un Contra Ejemplo En Peru
Julio CALDERON COCKBURN, Consultor independiente, Peru
Democracy Seeking Csos'social Performance
Sara GORDON-RAPOPORT, UNAM Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Mexico