Marie Michael Library

Title

Grassroots movements, political activism and social development in Latin America: a comparison of Chile and Brazil

Author

Foweraker, Joe

Description

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.

File No

UNRISD-CS4

Agency

UNRISD

Date

August, 2001

Subject(s)

Democracy, Citizen participation, Latin America

Pages

33