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Año: 2013 vol. 45 n. 1

Donoso, Sofia . Dynamics of Change in Chile: Explaining the Emergence of the 2006 Pingüino Movement.  / Dinámicas de Cambio en Chile: Análisis del surgimiento del Movimiento Pingüino en 2006 p. 1-29 Chile
Chile; movimientos sociales; estudiantes; educación; políticas polémicas
Siglo XXI


Focusing on the first large-scale protests in Chile after the reinstatement of democracy in 1990, this article examines the emergence of the 2006 Pingüino movement and shows how it succeeded in mobilising thousands of secondary school students against the neoliberal education model. It argues that several distinct but intertwined dimensions explain the movement's emergence. In 2006, secondary school student groups merged to form a single organisation and adopted a horizontal and participatory decision-making mechanism. At the same time, shortcomings in the education reforms of the 1980s and 1990s were revealed in terms of quality and equity, creating grievances that were fed into the movement's collective action frame. Finally, President Bachelet's rhetoric of a ‘government of citizens’ as an attempt to counteract the elitist nature of the Concertación's governance formula signified an opening of the structure of political opportunities that the students knew to take advantage of.

Wolff, Jonas. Towards Post-Liberal Democracy in Latin America? A Conceptual Framework Applied to Bolivia.  / ¿Hacia una democracia post-liberal en América Latina? Un marco conceptual aplicado a Bolivia p. 31-59 América Latina
Democracia; liberalismo; transformación política; cambio constitucional; Bolivia


Recent political changes across Latin America that challenge mainstream conceptions of liberal democracy have led to speculation about some kind of post-liberal democracy possibly emerging in the region. Up to now, however, there has been no systematic assessment of this proposition or any explicit conception of post-liberal democracy. This article fills this research gap by proposing a conceptual framework for analysing political change in the direction of post-liberal democracy, in Latin America and beyond, and probes the plausibility of this framework in a case study of Bolivia. It shows that the concept of post-liberal democracy helps us make sense of the contemporary transformation of Bolivian democracy and that it has comparative advantages over alternative conceptual frameworks such as radical populism and defective – that is, illiberal or delegative – democracy.

Harmer, Tanya. Two, Three, Many Revolutions? Cuba and the Prospects for Revolutionary Change in Latin America, 1967–1975.  / ¿Dos, tres, muchas revoluciones? Cuba y las perspectivas de cambio revolucionario en América Latina, 1967-1975 p. 61-89 América Latina
Cuba; relaciones internacionales; revolución; Latinoamérica
Siglo XX


Drawing on interviews, published sources and archival documents, this article examines Cuba's policy towards Latin America after Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara's death. It argues that as a result of this event and other setbacks in the region, Cuba reconceptualised its priorities, de-emphasised armed revolution and embraced new revolutionary processes. The results were mixed. By the mid-1970s, Havana was more disillusioned about revolutionary prospects in Latin America than ever before. However, it had also rejoined the inter-American system after more than a decade of isolation. This article asks how, why and with what consequences for Fidel Castro's stated pledge to ‘make revolution’ these shifts in Cuba's Latin American relations took place.

Fallaw, Ben. The Seduction of Revolution: Anticlerical Campaigns against Confession in Mexico, 1914–1935.  / La seducción de la revolución: las campañas anticlericales contra la Confesión en México, 1914-1935 México
Revolución Mexicana; anticlericalismo; género; patriarcado; confesión; matrimonio de compañeros
Siglo XX


During the Mexican Revolution, male revolutionaries in Mexico repeatedly tried to suppress confession by invoking the trope of the sexually predatory priest menacing weak, superstitious women. Campaigns against the rite resulted from long-standing gender divisions over the Church, fears of Catholic counter-revolution, and male revolutionaries' drive to modernise marriage as companionate and secular but still patriarchal. Although ultimately unsuccessful as policy, attacks on the confession strengthened radical anticlericalism. By equating masculinity with reason, nation and progress while painting femininity as vulnerable, fanatical and potentially treasonous, the campaigns subtly shaped gender roles and helped to consolidate post-revolutionary patriarchy.

Gootenberg, Paul. Fishing for Leviathans? Shifting Views on the Liberal State and Development in Peruvian History.  / ¿Pesca de leviatanes? Cambio de puntos de vista sobre el Estado Liberal y el Desarrollo en la Historia peruana Perú
Perú; historiografía; siglo XIX; liberalismo; desarrollo; el Estado
Siglo XX


This essay examines the shifting conceptions of the state and development through recent waves of Peruvian historiography. The broad structuralist-dependency interpretations of the 1970s and 1980s gave way to a more diffuse and creative ‘political turn’ during and after the 1990s. These changing historical ideas, which still defy synthesis, relate to distinctive global conceptions and phases of economic liberalism, the changing perceived role of states in development, and the integration and social disciplining of a vastly unequal Peruvian nation. Aspects of these Peruvian historical debates may help to shed light on similar controversies through much of the region.

Journal of Latin American Studies
Papel | Versión digital con suscripción | Trimestral | Reino Unido ISSN versión papel: 0022-216X
ISSN versión digital: 1469-767X
Año de creación: 1969

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Journal of Latin American Studies presenta investigaciones muy de actualidad en el ámbito de estudios latinoamericanos de órden económico, político, cultural, sociológico, antropológico, geográfico; incluye también con frecuencia artículos sobre tópicos contemporáneos en particular comentarios de especialistas así como una amplia sección de criticas de libros.

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