Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

This panel will address the relationship between a democratic regime and protest movements. Lately, the political scenario of many Latin American countries is highly determined by these movements. Basically, the question is whether these protests are compatible with a democratic government or not; and more particularly, since they are beyond the limits of legality, whether they can be justified arguing that existent democratic institutions are not a proper channel to satisfy the protesting groups' interests.

Comments

Paper presented in the panel on “Protest Movements and Democracy” at SELA 2004, The Limits of Democracy, in Oaxaca, México. The papers were subsequently published in Spanish by Editores del Puerto (Buenos Aires) in 2005.

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