Political Thought, Democracy and Inequality in Latin America: A Regional Outlook

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Latin American democracies have experienced intense turmoil as a result of increasing polarization, the deterioration on republican institutions, the violation of human rights and the discontent with social inequality. At the same time, ideological paradigms of the 20th century have proved to be inadequate to analyze the complex diversity of actors and processes at the present. We propose a one-day seminar at Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara (ITESO) to discuss new challenges for political thought, democracy, and inequality in the region, taking advantage of the presence of recognized academics in Guadalajara because of the LASA congress later that week. ITESO, the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, and (we hope) the Kellogg Institute, will cosponsor this seminar.