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An Alternative Theorethical Approach to the Phenomenon of Social Movements: The Argentinazo Movement

Yildiz, Naci LU (2009) SIMT29 20091
Master of Science in Development Studies
Graduate School
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In the last decade, the social movements have been critical agents of the social change. The rise of the anti-globalisation movements remarks the onset of a new era for the social movements. Although the anti-globalisation movements commonly emerge at the trans-national level, there is a unique case in Argentina which illustrates that the anti-globalisation movements are also feasible at the national level. The Argentinazo movement is a remarkable example for the new social movements at the national level. With demonstrations and pan-banging following the financial collapse of Argentina in 2001, the masses were out on the streets and crying out against the corrupted state, the inhumane face of neo-liberal globalisation. Then, this study... (More)
In the last decade, the social movements have been critical agents of the social change. The rise of the anti-globalisation movements remarks the onset of a new era for the social movements. Although the anti-globalisation movements commonly emerge at the trans-national level, there is a unique case in Argentina which illustrates that the anti-globalisation movements are also feasible at the national level. The Argentinazo movement is a remarkable example for the new social movements at the national level. With demonstrations and pan-banging following the financial collapse of Argentina in 2001, the masses were out on the streets and crying out against the corrupted state, the inhumane face of neo-liberal globalisation. Then, this study elaborates on the factors leading to the failure of the Argentinazo in changing politics and economy. To find an answer for the failure of the movement, this study formulates a theory-based explanation within the historicity of the Argentinazo movement. (Less)
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author
Yildiz, Naci LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT29 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
neo-liberalism, Argentina, Argentinazo, social movements
language
English
additional info
Swedish Institute Scholarship Programme
id
1398960
date added to LUP
2009-07-02 09:26:32
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  abstract     = {In the last decade, the social movements have been critical agents of the social change. The rise of the anti-globalisation movements remarks the onset of a new era for the social movements. Although the anti-globalisation movements commonly emerge at the trans-national level, there is a unique case in Argentina which illustrates that the anti-globalisation movements are also feasible at the national level. The Argentinazo movement is a remarkable example for the new social movements at the national level. With demonstrations and pan-banging following the financial collapse of Argentina in 2001, the masses were out on the streets and crying out against the corrupted state, the inhumane face of neo-liberal globalisation. Then, this study elaborates on the factors leading to the failure of the Argentinazo in changing politics and economy. To find an answer for the failure of the movement, this study formulates a theory-based explanation within the historicity of the Argentinazo movement.},
  author       = {Yildiz, Naci},
  keyword      = {neo-liberalism,Argentina,Argentinazo,social movements},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {An Alternative Theorethical Approach to the Phenomenon of Social Movements: The Argentinazo Movement},
  year         = {2009},
}