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18:00 - 19:30 28 February 2017

Social conflict and political crisis in Brazil: the new social protest cycle


Seminar Room 105 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr JuanPablo Ferrero, Lecturer in Latin American Studies, University of Bath

Dr Juan Pablo Ferrero (Bath) - This talk will present a reflection on the relationship between the new social protest cycle opened in 2011 and the crisis of the left in Brazil. The new protest cycle instituted new actors and discourses that, in turn, elicited the incapacity of the left in power to rearticulate their demands. The presentation will argue that this crisis of political representation remains open after the impeachment.

There has been a process of ‘opening of the social’ which contrasts with the ‘shutting down of the political’. The talk will draw from an article recently published in the Journal of Political Ideologies entitled ‘Post-neoliberal protest in Latin America as a struggle over the name of ‘the people’’ and an ongoing research project funded by the University of Bath on the ‘End of the left turn in Latin America? Political dynamics of the post-transition’.


Oscar Martinez
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