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Chile in the Midst of Social Explosion, Hunger, and Constitutional Reforms

Claudio Llanos Reyes, 26 October 2021

Millions of people marched in almost every city in Chile in October and November 2019 to demand a new constitution. The speed with which these events occurred, as well as the nature of the political discussions, caused a schism in a country that had been regarded for many years as a model of good economic management, social stability, and foreign investment security. The slogan "It's not about 30 pesos; it's about 30 years!" called into question the conventional wisdom regarding economic growth and social development. What are some of the historical factors that explain such a dramatic shift?

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Max Webers „Plebiszitäre Führerdemokratie“. Gedanken zu Karsten Fischers Beitrag

Uwe Sunde, 29 January 2021

Einen ersten aktuellen Bezugspunkt liefert die Webersche Vorstellung von der Beamtenherrschaft, die eine überraschende Parallele zu aktuellen Argumentationsfiguren von Rechtspopulisten in vielen Ländern findet. So lamentierte Donald Trump wiederholt über einen deep state, der seine Machtübernahme verhindern oder zumindest beschneiden, wenn nicht rückgängig machen wolle.

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