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FY 2013/2014 Research Topic: C-10
Political Participation in Latin American in the Era of “Post-Neoliberalism”


The purpose of this study group is to elucidate the reality of citizen political participation that has been deployed in the Latin American 'post neoliberal period'. Neoliberal reforms in the 1980s and 1990s have changed state-society relations, reduced the powers and resources of central government, and with the force of anti-neoliberal movements, expanded the horizons of political participation. We can recognize various forms of (new) citizen political participation beyond the traditional representative democratic framework for political participation. Therefore, through this research project, we aim to explore and analyze the background, operation, level of institutionalization, and political impact of these new forms of current political participation.


April 2012 - March 2014

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] UETANI Naokatsu
[ Co-researchers ] IZUOKA Naoya (Keio University, Professor)
OKADA Isamu (Tsukuba University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
SHINOZAKI Hideki (Keio University, Part-time Lecturer)
FUNAKI Ritsuko (Chuo University, Associate Professor)
MIYACHI Takahiro (Doshisha University, Assistant Professor)