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SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND LEFTIST GOVERNMENTS IN SOUTH AMERICA: Achievements and challenges in Bolivia and Venezuela
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND LEFTIST GOVERNMENTS IN SOUTH AMERICA: Achievements and challenges in Bolivia and Venezuela
WhenTuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus roomRoom 317
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsLatin American and Caribbean Studies

Simpson Center for the Humanities

Center for Global Studies

Comparative History of Ideas
Description

Across South America from 1999 to about 2015 vibrant social movements resisting neoliberalism brought to power left-leaning presidents who pursued more inclusive democratic systems, expanded social programs, and elevated the state’s role in the economy. The results of that era are varied: we see more inclusive politics and a notable reduction of poverty and inequality, alongside social movement cooptation, a resurgence of corruption, and, in Venezuela, a profound economic and political crisis. This symposium brings leading analysts of Bolivia and Venezuela to discuss these contemporary social and political changes.

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