Julian Durazo Herrmann publishes the co-authored volume ‘Les espaces publics, la démocratie et les gauches en Amérique latine’ with Laval University Press.
The group of authors bring together complementary visions on the political, social and economic changes of the ‘left turn’ in Latin America.
At the beginning of the 21st Century, the ‘Left-Wing Wave’ in Latin America gave rise to many social and political expectations. Twenty years later, a balance sheet is in order. We examine the effect of leftist policies on the public space and, in doing so, on democracy in all of its dimensions. From a multidisciplinary perspective, we are interested in how governments, political parties and social organisations contributed to the widening and narrowing of public spaces, both formally (legal) or informally (clientelism). Our reference to the plural ‘lefts’, allows us to address these dynamics in all their diversity. We examine classic cases of the left taking power for example in Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador but also in lesser known cases, where the left has been in opposition like in Mexico and Peru.
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