- - -
Latin America European Portal
REDIAL European Network of Information and Documentation on Latin America
CEISAL European Council for Social Research on Latin America
Review DELOS Desarrollo local sostenible

desiguALdades.net Working Paper Series

Review DHIAL. Desarrollo Humano e Institucional en América Latina

Year: 2011 n. 2

Reis, Elisa. Contemporary Challenges to EqualityAmérica Latina
Socio-ecological Equality | Nation and State | Civil Society and Solidarity


The paper discusses four contemporary processes that pose new challenges to the quest for equality: first, the rise of the ecological concern; second, the disentanglement of nation and state; third, the redefinition of civil society and solidarity; and fourth, the quest for complementarity between equality and difference. These four aspects are explored as components of an encompassing cultural change that evokes the idea of a new great transformation, to recall Polanyi’s thesis. The major argument is that in this new scenario the ways of perceiving social differences and inequalities are profoundly affected, while conventional policies to tackle poverty and inequality call for revision.

Free numerical version | Germany Year of creation: 2011

Publisher: desiguALdades.net. Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America

Sirve para difundir los primeros resultados de los proyectos de investigación en curso, con el fin de fomentar el intercambio de ideas y el debate académico. La inclusión de un artículo en la desiguALdades.net no constituye una publicación y no se restringe la publicación posterior en cualquier otro lugar.

Review summaries

Ceisal Redial © REDIAL & CEISAL. Editorial responsibility: Araceli García Martín - AECID (Madrid, España),
Jussi Pakkasvirta - Ceisal (Helsinki, Finlandia).
Web development: Olivier Bertoncello Data Consulting    Web hosting: CCIN2P3: CCIN2P3