Latin American Social Movements, Social Justice and the State in the Global World

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC10 Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

The aim of this session is to discuss central issues in contemporary democratic processes in Latin America, with a focus on social and collectively organized movements, and their relations with change in the State. The session aims to explore the role of civilian groups organized under different political and cultural banners in the recent reconfigurations of the regional political scene. We are interested in analyzing the role of social groups in recent political and economic changes, as well as in the process of reviewing the various types of rights that had been won. Transnational youth activism and social and cultural articulations that link Latin America with the process of global transformation and global social justice will also be discussed. This session invites communications that establish a dialogue between the types of civilian groups and social movements mentioned above and the issue of forms of power in society and in the state, as well as the struggles for social justice and against all forms of violence.
Session Organizer:
Maria da Gloria GOHN, University of Campinas, Brazil
Maria da Gloria GOHN, University of Campinas, Brazil
Oral Presentations
Transnational Cooperation in the Brazilian Struggle for Social Rights
Britta BAUMGARTEN, ISCTE-IUL, Av. das Forças Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal
¿Ecología De Saberes?: Una Aproximación Desde El Proceso Constitutivo De Inveval.
Iraima LUGO MONTILLA, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil; Leda GITAHY, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Movimientos Ciudadanos:MICRO Fragmentaciones y Nuevas Configuraciones
Martha Nelida RUIZ URIBE, Universidad de Tijuana, Mexico