Social Movements in Chile

Organization, Trajectories, and Political Consequences

  • Sofia Donoso
  • Marisa von Bülow

About this book


This book presents rich empirical analyses of the most important movements in Chile’s post-transition era: the Student Movement, the Mapuche Movement, the Labor Movement, the Feminist Movement, and the Environmental Movement. The chapters illuminate the processes that led to their emergence, and detail how actors developed new strategies, or revisited old ones, to influence the political arena. The book also offers contributions that situate these cases both in terms of the general trends in protest in Chile, as well as in comparison to other countries in Latin America. Emphasizing various facets of the debate about the relationship between “institutional” and “non-institutional” politics, this volume not only contributes to the study of collective action in Chile, but also to the broader social movement literature.


Chile Social Movements Political Impact Democratization Chilean politics Organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Sofia Donoso
    • 1
  • Marisa von Bülow
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of Political SciencePolitical Science Institute Universidade de BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil

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