Title

New Political Movements and Governance in Latin America

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1081/PAD-200039893

Abstract

This article argues that traditional governance in Latin America is in crisis. Globalization and IMF-advocated neoliberal economic policy have left the masses behind, despite the growth of democracy. Traditional governing structures often cannot respond to popular needs, and they are being challenged by a series of new, highly politicized social movements like the indigenous and peasant movements in Bolivia, popular assemblies in Argentina, and the Landless Movement in Brazil. In the process, new forms of popular mobilization and participatory decision making are challenging entrenched authoritarian attitudes and practices and making way for new political-bureaucratic structures and a new political culture.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

International Journal of Public Administration, v. 27, issues 13-14, p. 1129-1149

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