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Guest lecture on social movements in Chile by Sofia Donoso

On 4th July 2018, Sofia Donoso (Associate Researcher at Political and Social Conflicts at Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) and Assistant Professor of Society and Health Research Center at Universidad Mayor) is talking about “Social movements in Chile: Political learning, scaling up, and institutionalization of protests”. Location: Freie Universität Berlin, Rüdesheimer Str. 54-56, Hs201, 14197 Berlin, 6 p.m. Chile had, until recently, been characterized by its absence of social mobilization. Yet, to the surprise of scholars and the political establishment alike, in the past few years the country has become the stage for widespread demonstrations, on a scale that had not been seen since the protests against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet during the 1980s. This presentation examines the recent upsurge of social movements in Chile and the reasons why part of their struggle has been taken to Parliament. In doing so, it highlights the continuum between different norms of contention, and discusses the challenges faced by social movements when using both “insider” and “outsider” tactics when pushing for their demands.

Jul 03, 2018

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