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Chilean Neoliberalism under Scrutiny: Class, Power, and Conflict Are Back in Town


César Guzmán-Concha

Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, IT
About César

César Guzmán-Concha is a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence (Italy). He earned his PhD from the University of Barcelona (2012) in the European PhD in Socioeconomic and Statistical Studies program, after receiving a MA in Latin American history and a BA in sociology from the University of Chile (Santiago). Before joining the Scuola he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin. César has published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Social Movement Studies, Acta Sociologica, Sociology, and Bulletin of Latin American Research and has a number of publications in Spanish in edited volumes, journals, and online newspapers. His research looks at the interplay of public policies and protest movements, especially in the fields of higher education, labor market protections, and welfare state change, and it takes a comparative focus, investigating these topics across diverse locations and regions. He is also interested in research methods, especially qualitative comparative analysis, mixed methods, and historical comparative analysis.

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This essay reviews the following works:

Neoliberalismo corregido y progresismo limitado: Los gobiernos de la Concertación en Chile, 1990–2010. By Manuel Antonio Garretón. Santiago: Editorial ARCIS, CLACSO, 2013. ISBN: 9789568114961.

Radiografía crítica al “modelo chileno”: Balance y propuestas. Edited by Gonzalo Martner and Eugenio Rivera. Santiago: Lom, USACH, 2013. ISBN: 9789560004420.

Economía política del fracaso: La falsa modernización del modelo neoliberal. By Alberto Mayol and José Miguel Ahumada. Santiago: El Desconcierto, 2015. ISBN: 9789569370151.

Los chilenos bajo el neoliberalismo: Clases y conflicto social. By Carlos Ruiz and Giorgio Boccardo. Santiago: El Desconcierto, 2015. ISBN: 9789569370106.

Chile and the Neoliberal Trap: The Post-Pinochet Era. By Andrés Solimano. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN: 9781107003545. (Reprinted in Spanish as Capitalismo a la chilena. Y la prosperidad de las élites. Santiago: Catalonia, 2012. ISBN: 9789563241426.)

How to Cite: Guzmán-Concha, C. (2017). Chilean Neoliberalism under Scrutiny: Class, Power, and Conflict Are Back in Town. Latin American Research Review, 52(1), 183–189. DOI:
  Published on 19 Jul 2017

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