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Protest State: The Rise of Everyday Contention in Latin America

Mason W. Moseley


In the midst of an unprecedented era of democratic governments and economic prosperity, why are a record number of Latin American citizens choosing to participate in protests? This book argues that increasingly engaged citizenries, forged by economic progress and technological advances throughout the region, combined with dysfunctional political institutions have fueled more contentious modes of participation in Latin America, as citizens’ demands for government responsiveness have overwhelmed many regimes’ institutional capacity to provide it. Where weak institutions and active citizenries co ... More

Keywords: protest, democracy, Latin America, Argentina, participation, institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190694005
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190694005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mason W. Moseley, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University