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Globalization, Development and Democracy: The Chilean Democratic Model
@ UC Berkeley (2007-10-18)
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The economic growth and democratic consolidation that took place in Chile from 1990 to 2007 has made that country the success story of Latin American development. Chile has been able to combine a high rate of economic growth with a substantial reduction in poverty and major improvements in housing, education and health for low income groups. Manuel Castells argues, in contrast to the standard view, that it was the inclusive, democratic model of development rather than Pinochet?s exclusionary, authoritarian model that transformed Chile while the region at large alternated between growth and crisis. Castells will present the results of several years of research on Chile and examine its implications for Latin America as a whole.

Manuel Castells is the Wallis Annenberg Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona and Professor Emeritus of City Planning and Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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