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Nueva publicación: Discontent with democracy in Latin America

Por  J. Segovia, N. Pontarollo, M. Orellana

Noticias de 08.11.2021

Satisfaction with democracy registered its lowest global score in 2019, with Latin America being the worst-performing region and the most seized by social protest. This paper briefly surveys and assesses the main narratives that attempt to explain the causes of this discontent in the region. The results show that discontent has different roots, which are mostly explained from an individual point of view rather than from a contextual one. Inequality of opportunity and institutional weaknesses play the main role. Considering the COVID-19 social and economic crisis, our results shed light on the key elements to address whether discontent is to be contained.

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Volume 14, Issue 3, November 2021, Pages 417–438, https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsab020