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Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales

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SORJ, Bernardo. The New Political Dynamics in Latin America: Topics for a Research Agenda. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2013, vol.58, n.217, pp.61-78. ISSN 0185-1918.

Social transformations in Latin American have generated new phenomena which dominant political discourse, but also some studies of the political dynamics, are unable to express and even seek to conceal. To illustrate these developments the article analyses: 1) the emergence of new veto powers on the democratic system, quite different from the traditional one; 2) the celebration of the rise of "new middle classes", a statistical conglomerate that refers to important social transformations but does not constitute a social category nor has a clear political expression; 3) the current debate on the regulation of the media, in which we argue that it expresses relevant socio-technological and political changes but is being held in a way that conceals undemocratic interests, both from governments and companies; 4) political parties and their difficulty to represent emerging social groups and generational differences; 5) civil society, which became fragmented and tanned by local political culture and should not be treated as an homogeneous and virtuous universe. We conclude that the consolidation of democracy requires from researchers and political actors to overcome the analytical and ideological paradigms that were, and still are, dominant in the region.

Palabras llave : Latin America; democracy; veto powers; middle classes; political parties; civil society.

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