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The Role of Latin American Social Movements in Shifting the Political Discourse against Corruption. Mexico and Argentina in Comparative Perspective (2012 – 2020)

Student: Carla felicitas Rodrguez ramrez

Supervisor: Sergey Parkhomenko

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Political Analysis and Public Policy (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2021

In Latin America, the persistence of corruption is one the most significant threats facing democracies, as it damages the democratic institutional framework and party system. The combination of heightened perception of corruption, economic crisis, and social tension represented a fatal blow to the region. Tired of this widespread practice, mobilizations have acquired limelight across the region to extend democracy inclusion capacity, convinced that these experiences contribute to the strengthening of society and the termination of social injustice. According to the corruption perception index, Mexico ranked as 124th, while Argentina 78th, presenting a bast trajectory of mobilizations linked to corruption cases of high-level politicians, such as #La Casa Blanca in Mexico, and Ciccone in Argentina, have generated a social snowball effected focused on regenerating structural impediments while modifying the political discourse of the executive power against corruption.

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