Book Project

SURVIVING POLITICAL EXCLUSION IN THE URBAN MARGINS

Citizenship and Mobilisation in Post-dictatorial Chile

With Chile’s return to democracy in 1990, civil society suffered a substantial deactivation. Political exclusion affected the urban poor more severely. This project seeks to explain sustainable mobilisation in exceptional underprivileged neighbourhoods that overcame the barriers of transitional demobilisation to remain politicised.

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MOBILISING AT THE URBAN MARGINS

Citizenship and Patronage Politics in Contemporary Chile

This project examines why and how the Chilean urban poor have sustained mobilization since the 1980s. In many occasions, the collective struggles of the Latin American urban poor have challenged national and local imbalances of power. Neoliberal policies, dictatorial repression, and strategies of institutional instrumentalization have persistently excluded the poor. Despite these contexts of extreme marginality, the underprivileged sustain a sense of dignity that allows them to collectively organize and claim rights. 

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Dr. Simón Escoffier

Instituto Chileno de Estudios Municipales

1973 Galvarino Gallardo

Providencia, Santiago, Chile

sescoffier@ichem.cl / sescoffier@uc.cl