IRLE Spring Seminar: The Changing World of Work, Societal Linkages, and Political Parties in Latin America
Seminar | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room
In the golden age of Latin Americas labor movement, unions were the main representatives of popular interests and, for many citizens, formed the main tie to the political arena. But the neoliberal reforms of the 1980s sent many workers into the informal sector work that is untaxed, unregulated and, historically, underrepresented politically. Recently, however, new types of popular class organizations have emerged among Latin American workers, including informal sector unions and peasant unions. This research analyzes how these different organizations interact with political parties, and how they can help parties connect with voters and take root in society.
A light lunch will be provided.
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Charlotte Rutty, firstname.lastname@example.org