CHILE: The End of Privatopia?


Professor Javier Couso, author of The Other Model (El Otro Modelo: Del orden neoliberal al régimen de lo público), critiques Chile’s neoliberal economic model.

In 2011, hundreds of thousands of students took to the streets of cities across Chile, demanding not just a better — and more equal — educational system but the replacement of the country’s neoliberal economic model and the introduction of a new constitution. The student demonstrations went on for months and then paused, only to erupt again in 2012 and 2013. The students sparked a series of protests by other social movements that demanded a vast array of social, economic, and political transformations.

Javier Couso
Publication date: 
August 22, 2013
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article