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By Roland Benedikter, Katja Siepmann

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ISBN-13: 9783319179506

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The financial, political and social scenario in Chile indicates a rustic in transition. a few observers count on a large “reboot” of the kingdom. whereas Chile continues to be noticeable by way of many for instance of development in South the United States and of developmental capability within the worldwide South, it faces a fancy political constellation, rather within the aftermath of the re-election of Michelle Bachelet. Many ask yourself how social and institutional techniques might be incepted with out interrupting the country’s impressive luck over the last a long time.

This booklet presents an interdisciplinary research of Chile’s state of affairs and views. specifically, it addresses the questions:

  • What is Chile’s genuine socio-political scenario in the back of the curtains, without reference to simplifications?
  • What are the nation’s major possibilities and problems?
  • What destiny options can be concretely appropriate to enhance social stability and mitigate ideological divisions?

The result's a provocative exam of a country looking for identification and its position at the worldwide stage.

Roland Benedikter, Dr. Dr. Dr., is learn pupil on the Orfalea middle for worldwide and foreign reports, college of California, Santa Barbara, Senior examine pupil of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Washington D.C., Trustee of the Toynbee Prize beginning Boston and whole Member of the membership of Rome.

Katja Siepmann, MA, is Senior study Fellow of the Counc

il on Hemispheric Affairs Washington D.C., Member of the German Council on international family members, and Lecturer on the school of Interdisciplinary Cultural Sciences of the eu college Frankfurt/Oder.

The quantity incorporates a Foreword via Ned Strong, government Director of the David Rockefeller heart for Latin American experiences, Harvard University, and a Preface via Larry Birns, Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington D.C., and previous Senior Public Affairs Officer of the United international locations’ fiscal fee for Latin the United States (Santiago, Chile).

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49 As a result of the intertwinement between economics, free-market ethics, politics, and the heritage of the (to some extent elitist and for a long time authoritarian) cultural and social history, power and wealth in Chile remain closely interrelated. They are dominated by less than a dozen families such as the Mattes and Paulmanns, their business partners, dependents, and allies, both domestic and international. In such a framework, the official motto of Chile: “By right or might” (Por la razón o la fuerza) has acquired its own meaning in the view of many of its citizens.

74 “Third way movements”75 have a long tradition in Southern America, although, in contrast to their claims, they have not always been neutral between left and right, but in most cases despite their humanist pretensions were rather inclined to leftist viewpoints and perspectives. Claude was an independent presidential candidate (candidato independiente) of the small party Partido Humanista (Humanistic Party), which didn’t have any significant influence on the vote. 76 What nevertheless makes his candidacy interesting from a post-electoral viewpoint is that according to polls before the elections, 7 out of 12 million Chileans (60 %) said they didn’t want to vote either for the Alianza (the then governing conservative party coalition of Sebastián Piñera, president from 2010 to 2014), or for the Concertación (the alliance of the center-left parties under Michelle Bachelet who won).

40. , loc cit. 67 “Los dueños de Chile somos nosotros, los dueños del capital y del suelo; lo demás es masa influenciable y vendible; ella no pesa ni como opinión ni como prestigio”. Quoted according to E. Carmona: Los dueños de Chile. pdf. 26 R. Benedikter and K. Siepmann “Nature Based” Capitalism and the Student Movement Since 2011 What Were the Effects? On 22 April, 2013, thousands of people assembled on the streets of various cities of Chile for the first nationwide water-protest, demanding the renationalization and public recuperation of water for the sake of the public good.

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