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About Alexis Cortés

Alexis Cortés is faculty member of the Sociology Department of the Alberto Hurtado University (Chile). He has a PhD in Sociology by the Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos (IESP-UERJ, Brazil). His research interests are: urban social movements, Latin-American social theory and the performativity of social science.

Articles by Alexis Cortés

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

El nuevo (contra) ciclo político chileno

Chile parece vivir un nuevo revés al cuestionar tardíamente el consenso neoliberal y la lógica política de la transición democrática que permitió su perpetuaciónEnglish

The new Chilean political (contra) cycle

Chile seems to have a new setback, belatedly questioning the neoliberal consensus and the political logic of the democratic transition that allowed its perpetuation. Español

¿Estamos ante el inicio de la educación universitaria gratuita en Chile?

Educación universitaria gratuita fue la demanda central de las protestas de los estudiantes chilenos en 2011. ¿Hasta qué punto ha triunfado? English

The beginning of free university education in Chile

Free university education was a central demand of the Chilean student protests in 2011. Why was the student movement so successful and where does it go from here? Español

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