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CLACS Lecture Series. "Intellectuals, NGOs and Social Movements Under Correa’s Regime: Collaborations and Estrangements"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Location
101 International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St, Champaign, IL 61820
Date
Apr 1, 2019   3:00 pm  
Speaker
Carmen Martinez-Novo, Anthropology, University of Kentucky
Contact
Kasia Szremski
E-Mail
szremski@illinois.edu
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"Intelectuals, NGOs and Social Movements Under Correa’s Regime: Colaborations and Estrangements"

The talk will examine the relations between intellectuals, non-governmental organizations and social movements as well as the production of knowledge under the semi-authoritarian or “hybrid” regime of Rafael Correa (2007-2017) in Ecuador. The regime kept a democratic facade holding elections and following some basic rules of democracy, while simultaneously manipulating the public sphere, civil society and social movements through a combination of co-optation, division, and repression strategies. The talk will focus on the regime’s attempts to manipulate public debates and civil society as well as on society’s diverse responses to these strategies.

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