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Mega-Projects, Contentious Politics, and Institutional and Policy Change: Chile, 1994-2017

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Eduardo Silva

Tulane University USA, US
About Eduardo

Eduardo Silva <gesilva@tulane.edu> is Professor and Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science, Tulane University. His most recent publications include, Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America (Cambridge University Press), Reshaping the Political Arena, from Resisting Neoliberalism to the Second Wave of Incorporation (co-editor) (University of Pittsburgh Press), and Transnational Activism and National Movements: Bridging the Divide (editor) (Routledge). Recent articles on social movements, extractivism, and popular sector incorporation have appeared in Politics and Society, Extractive Industries and Society, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Latin American Politics and Society.

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Abstract

We think of social movements as forces for change, which frequently passes through policy and institutional reform. Yet just how they affect change all is frequently not addressed. This paper tackles the question in the context of the Chilean environmental movement’s effects on environmental governance and energy policy reforms. Building on work in political sociology it argues that Chilean environmental movement organizations had direct, indirect, and mediated effects on different phases of the policy process. It argues further that a political economy approach to environmental policymaking explains the politics by which they had such effects.

 

Resumen: Mega-proyectos, política contenciosa y cambio político e institucional: Chile, 1994-2017

Pensamos en los movimientos sociales como fuerzas para el cambio, que con frecuencia pasan por reformas políticas e institucionales. Sin embargo, a menudo no se aborda cómo afectan al cambio. Este documento aborda la cuestión en el contexto de los efectos del movimiento ambiental chileno en la gobernanza ambiental y las reformas de la política energética. Sobre la base del trabajo en sociología política, argumenta que las organizaciones chilenas del movimiento ecologista tuvieron efectos directos, indirectos y mediados en diferentes fases del proceso político. Argumenta además que un enfoque de economía política en la formulación de políticas ambientales explica la política por la cual tuvieron tales efectos. Palabras clave: movimientos sociales, mega-proyectos, política contenciosa, cambio político, Chile.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32992/erlacs.10391
How to Cite: Silva, E. (2018). Mega-Projects, Contentious Politics, and Institutional and Policy Change: Chile, 1994-2017. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, (106), 139–162. DOI: http://doi.org/10.32992/erlacs.10391
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Published on 18 Dec 2018.
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