Democracy Against Neoliberalism in Argentina and Brazil: A Move to the Left

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This book examines the complex roots of the left turn in Argentina and Brazil. Originating in the 1990s in a process of mobilization from below against neoliberalism, this turn gained visibility in the 2000s and continues through the present day. Offering an in-depth analysis of key protagonists, including social movement and trade union organizations, Juan Pablo Ferrero deploys an original analytical model for understanding the nature, meaning, and organizational complexity of the emerging democratic force. Democracy against Neoliberalism in Argentina and Brazil asks us to examine closely what we mean by democracy and offers suggestions for how the left should approach democratic manifestations in order to make radical democracy the center of a renewed political strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, U. K.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages280
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-39502-3
ISBN (Print)9781137395016
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2014


  • democracy
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Left-wing politics
  • social movements
  • neoliberalism
  • Discourse analysis
  • populism
  • Latin America


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