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Neo-liberalism, consequences on the prospect of democratization in Latin America

Dobra, Alexandra (2010): Neo-liberalism, consequences on the prospect of democratization in Latin America. Published in: A Different View : The IAPSS Monthly News Magazine , Vol. 6, No. 36 (October 2010): pp. 28-38.

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Abstract

The present paper aims to analyze the consequences of neo-liberalism on the prospect of democratization in Latin America, by concentrating on two case-studies, Brazil and Chile. The analysis is done on a double level. In a first part it considers the consequences of neo-liberalism on the first dimension of the infra-State level, the State itself and the government. In a second part it moves to the analysis of the second dimension of the infra-State level, the society. This double level of evaluation highlights the deficiency of an efficacious political democratization at the level of the State and the lack of the application of civil rights at the level of society. The neo-liberal context has accentuated democratic lacunas, because it has been ineffective in providing monitoring capacities in the field of democratic norms and institutional implementation.

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