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Marketing Democracy: Power and Social Movements in Post-dictatorship Chile

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    Julia Paley(Author)

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Amid protests against the Pinochet regime, a group of población(shantytown) residents came together in 1984 to challenge poor health care in their community and to denounce military rule. How did their organization respond seven years later when Chile's transition to democracy brought an end to dictatorship but no clear solution to ongoing health problems? Marketing Democracy shows how the exercise of power and the strategies of social movements transformed with the transition from a military to an elected-civilian regime in Chile. The term "marketing democracy" refers first to how contemporary democracies are shaped by transnational market forces, and second to how politicians have promoted democracy with the twin goals of attracting foreign capital and diminishing social movements.

"In joining activism and fine ethnography, Paley enables us to appreciate the profound complexity of the links between civil society and public institutions." - Charles Briggs, author of Disorderly Discourse: Narrative, Conflict, and Inequality "An insightful and fascinating exploration of the shifting meanings of democracy for the Chilean state and for shantytown activists across the Pinochet dictatorship and through the contradictory democratic politics of the 1990s. The marketing of democracy is a highly relevant issue for societies and states throughout the world." - Kay Warren, author of Indigenous Movements and Their Critics: Pan-Maya Activism in Guatemala "This will be an important book, and a powerful exemplar for the growing numbers of anthropologists who seek to place such things as democracy, citizenship, and neoliberalism under an ethnographic lens." - James Ferguson, author of Expectations of Modernity"

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  • PDF | 274 pages
  • Julia Paley(Author)
  • University of California Press (13 Mar. 2001)
  • English
  • 6
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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