by Oriana Bernasconi, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile “What counts as common morality is not only imprecise but variable”  (Seyla Benhabib, 2004) Over the past decades Chile has seen social reforms in health, education, pensions and the labor market. Undoubtedly, these reforms have contributed to the development of a more inclusive and more equal society. […]

by Alejandro Pelfini, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile, and FLACSO-Argentina[1]   In 2011 Chile suddenly gained an important place in world news. The spread of student protests against one of the more expensive and unequal systems of higher education in the world received unexpected attention. More generally, that year marked the spread of social movements […]

by Carolina Stefoni, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile In the heart of the civic and historical center of Santiago de Chile lies the city’s largest migrant enclave. The area brings together a significant number of immigrants from various Latin American countries, though a clear majority is of Peruvian origin. These Peruvian immigrants have developed an […]