Religion and Politics in Contemporary Chile

September 6, 2019
Bible, map, lamp

The relationship between religious orientations and political preferences is a highly controversial issue in the fields of comparative sociology and politics. Theoretically, secularization --broadly understood as the process through which people progressively distance themselves from religious institutions and symbols (Berger 1990) -- can either weaken or strengthen the linkage between religion and political preferences.

Understanding Chile: A Complex Road to Stability

February 18, 2019

Today’s headlines surrounding Latin America illustrate a continent full of raging protests in Nicaragua, political oppression in Venezuela, and economic crisis’s in countries like Brazil and Argentina. Yet, there lies one country with significant stability compared to its Latin American brethren. Chile, although it encompasses a similar history to its neighbors, including economic instability, socialism, and military dictatorships—persists as a Latin American success story.

Chile leads international efforts to investigate sex abuse within the Catholic church

October 10, 2018

The Catholic church is in the midst of an institutional crisis as allegations and evidence of sexual abuse by members of the church, and cover-ups by their superiors, continue to be exposed in immense quantities. Chile has found itself at the forefront of this scandal as various raids around the country have led authorities hundreds of cases of sexual abuse by clerics, bishops, priests, and other non-priest members of the country’s diocese.

Mobilizing Grievances in Student Mobilizations in Chile

October 5, 2018

In the past decade, student movements in Chile have been a major force shaping the country’s public opinion and policy reforms. The latest cycle of student protests occurred this year when dozens of schools and universities were occupied by feminist activists in favor of gender equality in general, and in particular against several high-profile sexual harassment cases.

Political participation and constitution-making: the case of Chile

June 5, 2018

The crisis of political representation is pushing contemporary democracies to search for new legitimating mechanisms, including higher levels of transparency, openness and participation in political decision-making. This trend is also reaching constitution-making, an area formerly restricted to experts and representatives. Participation and inclusiveness seem to be requisites for a Constitution to be legitimate and to produce adherence.

Formación inicial docente para la educación inclusiva. Análisis de tres programas chilenos de pedagogía en educación básica que incorporan la perspectiva de la educación inclusiva.

January 10, 2018

El presente artículo indaga en la importancia de la educación inclusiva en la formación inicial docente en tres programas de Pedagogía en Educación Básica del sistema de educación superior chileno, que incorporan elementos de la educación inclusiva en sus descripciones y perfiles de egreso. Específicamente, la investigación busca conocer cómo se entiende la educación inclusiva en el diseño curricular de estos programas y de qué manera estos incluyen esta dimensión dentro de los procesos formativos que llevan a cabo.


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