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    De los sindicatos a los movimientos sociales, las dinámicas políticas en Sudamérica han seguido un patrón de olas de incorporación

De los sindicatos a los movimientos sociales, las dinámicas políticas en Sudamérica han seguido un patrón de olas de incorporación

La idea de un “giro a la izquierda” dice poco sobre el ascenso y caída de los partidos de izquierda hoy o en cualquier otro momento de la historia de América Latina. Aunque los actores y las arenas varían con el tiempo, la clave está en comprender las sucesivas oleadas de demandas de los segmentos más pobres de la sociedad, […]

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    Territorially Focused Development Plans can transform the countryside and strengthen peace in Colombia

Territorially Focused Development Plans can transform the countryside and strengthen peace in Colombia

The PDET process will allow social conflicts to be addressed through democratic discussion and respect for differences, thus helping to create a broad and effective institutional framework with significant potential for transformation, writes Mariana Escobar Arango (Territorial Renewal Agency, Colombia).

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    The effectiveness of Trump’s revived ‘drug war’ rhetoric has already been rejected in Latin America

The effectiveness of Trump’s revived ‘drug war’ rhetoric has already been rejected in Latin America

Under Donald Trump, US federal drug policy has undergone a fairly dramatic reversal. The Obama administration’s criticisms of the ‘war on drugs’ are gone, replaced by a seeming return to eradication policies in key drug producer countries. John Collins (LSE US Centre International Drug Policy Unit) argues that the Trump administration’s return to unilateral, aggressive, supply-side and law enforcement-based approaches is likely to face […]

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    From suffrage to insurgency, female rebelliousness has always been crucial to peace in Colombia

From suffrage to insurgency, female rebelliousness has always been crucial to peace in Colombia

The feminist movement in Colombia has a long and complex history. Its collective political activities have constructed different subjects made up of multiple identities and political perspectives, yet they have always been united by their desire for peace and their spirit of revolt, writes Erika Rodríguez Gómez (LSE Centre for Women, Peace, and Security).

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    Could Brazil’s success in tackling intersecting inequalities be a model for the rest of the world?

Could Brazil’s success in tackling intersecting inequalities be a model for the rest of the world?

Often cited as one of the most unequal societies in the world, between 2002 and 2013 Brazil made significant progress in reducing inequality, especially amongst those facing multiple and overlapping inequalities. Drawing on insights from their recent working paper for the LSE International Inequalities Institute, Naila Kabeer (LSE International Development/Gender Studies) and Ricardo Santos (UNU-WIDER) argue that a better understanding of Brazil’s achievements could help other countries make real progress towards the […]

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    Los Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial pueden transformar la ruralidad y fortalecer la paz en Colombia

Los Programas de Desarrollo con Enfoque Territorial pueden transformar la ruralidad y fortalecer la paz en Colombia

El proceso de los PDET permitirá que los conflictos sociales sean gestionados a través de la deliberación democrática y del respeto por la diferencia, ayudando a construir una nueva institucionalidad amplia y capaz con un profundo potencial transformador, escribe Mariana Escobar Arango (Agencia para la Renovación del Territorio).

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    Lifting the veil of kindness: ‘friendship’ and settler colonialism in Argentina’s Welsh Patagonia

Lifting the veil of kindness: ‘friendship’ and settler colonialism in Argentina’s Welsh Patagonia

The peaceable impulse of the Welsh in a global context of colonial brutality stands out as a beacon of generosity, yet even this ‘friendship’ served to reinforce, not undermine, the colonising project in Argentina and beyond, writes Lucy Taylor (Aberystwyth University).

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    Policy innovations in Santiago de Chile show that decent work comes from supporting not repressing informal entrepreneurs

Policy innovations in Santiago de Chile show that decent work comes from supporting not repressing informal entrepreneurs

Poverty is the consequence and not the cause of informal entrepreneurship, and vulnerable populations must be supported rather than repressed in their efforts to escape poverty and low-quality work, writes Pablo Navarrete (LSE Geography and Environment).

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    Del feminismo sufragista al insurgente: la rebeldía de las mujeres como clave para la paz en Colombia

Del feminismo sufragista al insurgente: la rebeldía de las mujeres como clave para la paz en Colombia

El movimiento feminista en Colombia cuenta con una larga y compleja trayectoria.  En su accionar político colectivo ha construido sujetos diversos, constituidos por múltiples identidades y opciones políticas, cuyo punto de encuentro es la aspiración por la paz y la rebeldía, escribe Erika Rodríguez Gómez (LSE Centre for Women, Peace, and Security).

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    “He steals, but delivers”: tolerance to corruption in Lima, Peru

“He steals, but delivers”: tolerance to corruption in Lima, Peru

In Lima as elsewhere, system justification fulfils the social and psychological need to give legitimacy to the status quo, making the populace both victims and accidental supporters of corruption, writes Ana Vergara (LSE Psychological and Behavioural Science).