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How do you construct a political agenda? Co-participation patterns of social organizations in the 2009-12 Chilean protests


  • Juan Soto

    () (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

  • Marcelo Lufin

    () (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

  • Gonzalo Ibañez

    (Universidad Católica del Norte)


This paper analyse the network of social demonstrations of the recent “Chilean Student Winter” occurred between 2009 and 2012 by studying the co participation patterns of social organizations using social network analysis. We describe main social actors and study the topological characteristics of the networks formed through social organizations, demonstrations and motives. Also, we study the change in the density of the network of demonstrations due to the rise of the “Chilean Student Winter” at 2011. We found that in spite that the “Chilean Student Winter” was mainly a student revolution, organizations of workers are the protagonist of this period according to the network analysis. Additionally, there are a significant change in the global cohesion or density of the demonstration’s network at 2011-12 in relation to 2009-2010.

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  • Juan Soto & Marcelo Lufin & Gonzalo Ibañez, 2015. "How do you construct a political agenda? Co-participation patterns of social organizations in the 2009-12 Chilean protests," Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional 57, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics, revised Feb 2015.
  • Handle: RePEc:cat:dtecon:dt201503

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    Social Network Analysis; Social Movements; Chilean Protests;

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