Simon Escoffier

Simon Escoffier
Universidad Autónoma De Chile · IIDS

DPhil/PhD

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Introduction
I am a political sociologist examining the social movements and informal institutions of the urban underprivileged, as well as democracy building at the local level. I have also researched on the identities and tactics of Latin American conservative civil society. I theorise on critical citizenship studies, contentious politics, democracy and human rights in Latin America.
Education
October 2011 - November 2015
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Sociology
October 2010 - August 2011
March 2001 - June 2007
Universidad Diego Portales
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (9)
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The Neighbourhood Recovery Programme is the first government urban regeneration programme implemented in Chilean underprivileged urban areas using deliberative processes. Through interviews with key policy makers and the revision of government documents, this article explores the cognitive metaphors by which this programme frames its local construc...
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This chapter looks at current Chilean politicization and social mobilization. Questioning the traditional divide between authorities and social movements, a set of publications devoted to this issue in Latin America has explained grassroots collective action as a co-construction between movements and political institutions. Political phenomena in L...
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While academics have addressed the interaction between mobilisation and citizenship in a myriad of ways, none of them have used citizenship to explain the sustainability of collective action. Drawing on an ethnographic fieldwork in Santiago de Chile's underprivileged neighbourhoods, this paper provides an analytical framework explaining how neighbo...
Technical Report
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La sociedad chilena ha experimentado un acelerado aumento del involucramiento público y la movilización social en el último par de décadas. Además, el desprestigio de las instituciones políticas ha crecido sin precedentes en el mismo periodo. Organizaciones sociales populares, que hasta hace poco habían desarrollado activismo de forma marginal, han...
Technical Report
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Entre las organizaciones populares e incluso en la academia, existe el consenso de que los sectores populares chilenos se despolitizaron después de la transición democrática. Este estudio breve del Instituto de Chileno de Estudios Municipales de la Universidad Autónoma de Chile, ICHEM, propone un esquema general de las barreras descritas por la lit...
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A pesar de una larga historia de movilización social, desde 1990 los pobres urbanos de Chile han sido representados como actores políticos pasivos que sufren de segregación y patologías sociales. Sin embargo, basando en mi investigación en la comuna de Peñalolén de Santiago, sostengo que en algunos casos las personas desprivilegiadas en el Chile ur...

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