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Democracy as a political regime is experiencing a global crisis. The generalized diagnosis points towards an institutional failure in the organization of life in common in our contemporary societies, linked with growing demands of economic welfare, recognition and inclusion, justice and security. In this context, and despite its national particularities, countries in the Latin American region share a common denominator: the questioning of  liberal-democratic regimes and the moral bankruptcy of the prevailing economic system in each case. Democratic disenchantment in the region involves...
The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) is accepting applications for six 4 to 8-month residence fellowship for invited researchers in the following program lines: 3 fellowships located at the CALAS headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico 1 fellowship located at the regional office in San Jose, Costa Rica 1 fellowship located at the regional office in Quito, Ecuador 1 fellowship located at the regional office in Buenos Aires, Argentine According to the CALAS research program, applicants are expected to contribute to the development of new...
To promote transregional dialogue and exchange between researchers, the Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) is accepting applications for two dual research fellowship (up to six months each) inside its program “Transatlantic Tandem”, one located at its headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico, the other one located at its regional office in San José, Costa Rica. Two researchers – one affiliated with a Latin American academic institution and the other one affiliated with a German academic institution -will work collaboratively on a particular research topic...
Está aberta a chamada, a ser realizada anualmente, para o Programa de Cátedras CALAS-IEAT, promovido pelo Centro Maria Sibylla Merian de Estudos Latino-americanos Avançados (CALAS) e pelo Instituto de Estudos Avançados Transdisciplinares (IEAT) da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). O programa é administrado pelo IEAT e patrocinado pelo CALAS. A Cátedra abarca uma estadia de três meses do pesquisador no IEAT. De acordo com o programa de pesquisa do CALAS, espera-se que os(as) candidatos(as) contribuam com o desenvolvimento de novos enfoques metodológicos e analíticos para compreender...
Compared to other world regions, Latin America is characterized by high levels of social inequality. Although past governments have tried to address this condition through different social policies, the highly unequal distribution of income and wealth has remained persistent. Some economic sectors such as finance, telecommunications, commerce and agro-industry are highly concentrated and dominated by a handful of corporations (grupos economicos). Similarly, and in the light of expanding agricultural frontiers, the ownership of land shows an increasingly unequal distribution. Lately, the Covid...
Na América Latina e no Caribe, a violência se manifesta de diversas formas que afetam, particularmente, os grupos mais jovens da população. Estes são vulneráveis ao crime e à marginalização social, econômica e cultural. Por isso, as experiências da juventude são indispensáveis para a reflexão sobre modos de viver sem violência. O presente concurso chama as/os jovens a se pronunciarem a respeito dessa crise, convidando-os a expressar sua visão sobre as consequências da violência e, especificamente, sua forma de compreender possíveis modos de convivência pacífica. Elementos que devem ser...
In Latin America and the Caribbean, violence manifests itself in many different forms that affect particularly young people. They are vulnerable to crime and social, economic and cultural marginalization. Therefore, the experiences of young people are key to thinking ways of living without violence. The contest calls youngsters to speak out on this crisis. They are invited to express their views on the consequences of violence and, specifically, their ways of understanding possible forms of peaceful coexistence. Elements to consider Local contexts: Although peace and violence are...
Latin America is the most unequal region in the world and mechanisms to regulate wealth and reduce inequity continue to failure. Historically, our societies have been characterized by regressive tax systems, states captured by financial elites, capital flight, and the embezzlement of public funds. Tax revenues in Latin America depend on consumption duties and the export of raw materials. By 2015, only 1.8% of GDP was generated from income tax, compared to 8.3% in OECD countries. In some nations of the region, accumulated wealth reaches 60% of GDP. This historical concentration of wealth,...
Am Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) der Universität Bielefeld wird im Rahmen des durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung geförderten Verbundprojekts "Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Coping with Crises" (CALAS) ein*e wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in für die Geschäftsstelle am CALAS Hauptstandort an der Universität von Guadalajara in Mexiko zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt, spätestens zum 15.01.2022, gesucht. Das internationale und interdisziplinäre Verbundprojekt verantwortet ein Center for Advanced...
This platform intends to reflect about the articulation between politics, affects and identities in Latin America in contexts crossed by multiple crises. Latin America, like the rest of the world, is going and has gone through various moments of crisis, of rapid and convulsive changes and others slow but lasting. In this broad sense, which Marshall Berman has defined as the experience of modernity, it can be argued that the world has always been in crisis or that all periods contain their crisis. The set of experience, social and individual, that human beings all over the world share today,...