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ERIC Number: EJ814792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
Disentangling Chile's Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Its Effects: The Downfall of Public Higher Education and Its Implications for Equitable Access
Pitton, Viviana
Critical Studies in Education, v48 n2 p249-267 Sep 2007
In recent decades, neoliberal reforms have spread across Latin America. Despite different accounts showing the adverse social impact of these reforms, what seems lacking are historical analyses of why and how neoliberal policies occurred in this region. For instance, there are only rare accounts of how dictatorships in the 1970s prepared the terrain for neoliberal reforms. A key instance of this regional process is presented in the dictatorship that ruled Chile from 1973-1990. Theoretically based on political ideas of human dignity and individual freedom, the pragmatics of Chilean neoliberalism were very repressive. This paper will address this tension and the impact of market-driven policies on the public arena, particularly in higher education. (Contains 4 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile