Marie Michael Library
Grassroots movements, political activism and social development in Latin America: a comparison of Chile and Brazil
This paper examines the evolution of grassroots political activity in Latin America, with special reference to Chile and Brazil, and assesses its impact on the policy and practices of social development. It traces this trajectory through the transition from authoritarian to democratic rule, and focuses on the response of grassroots organizations to democratic governance and the rise of neoliberalism in the 1990s.
Democracy, Citizen participation, Latin America