Social Movement Discourses and Conditions of Possibility in Bolivia and Mexico

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J. Carlos Domínguez

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This work presents a comparative analysis of two Latin American social movements. The first case is the movement of opposition against the privatisation of water and sanitation services (ESS) in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2000 and the second case is the movement of opposition against the project for a new international airport in Mexico City between 2001 and 2002. Both case studies illustrate how the study of collective discourses or collective action frames (CAFs) can be used to improve our understanding of social movements that emerge in the context of large infrastructure projects. The work argues that an important determinant in the development and life-span of a social movement is the extent to which the dialogical relation between collective discourses and processes of identity formation at the micro sociological level is allowed or hampered by other contextual and organisational variables.

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DOMÍNGUEZ, J. Carlos. Social Movement Discourses and Conditions of Possibility in Bolivia and Mexico. Convergencia Revista de Ciencias Sociales, [S.l.], n. 69, ago. 2015. ISSN 2448-5799. Disponible en: <https://convergencia.uaemex.mx/article/view/3641>. Fecha de acceso: 19 oct. 2019 doi: https://doi.org/10.29101/crcs.v22i69.3641.
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Comparative Politics in Latin America; social movements; collective action frames; contentious politics; infrastructure projects
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Selected Interviews in Bolivia

Crespo Flores, Carlos, Academic and technical advisor to Coordinadora, Interview in

Cochabamba Bolivia, 11th August 2005.

López, Claudia, Activist during the Water War, Interview in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 13th August 2005.

Mamani, Carlos, Aymara Historian, Interview in La Paz Bolivia, September 2005.

Olivera, Marcela, Interview in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 13th August 2005.

Olivera, Oscar, Coordinadora’s main spokesman, Interview in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 12th August 2005.

Quintana, José Ramón, Political Consultant, Interview in La Paz Bolivia, August 2005.

Selected Interviews in Mexico

Del Valle, Ignacio, Spokesman and leader of Frente Popular, Interview in Atenco, Mexico City, August 2003.

Espinoza, Adán, Spokesman and leader of Frente Popular. Interview in Atenco, Mexico City, August 2003.

Kuri-Pérez, Francisco, Presidential Representative to Negotiate the Conflict in Atenco, Interview in Mexico City, December 2005.