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El efecto Correa en el movimiento indígena de Cotacachi y Otavalo
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, Institute of Latin American Studies.
2009 (Spanish; Castilian)In: Revista Ciencias Sociales, ISSN ISBN 978-9978-22-838-8, no 31, 67-102 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The impact of the political movement of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on the indigenous movement is analyzed with a focus on the municipalities of Cotacachi and Otavalo, both recognized strongholds of the Pachakutik movement. The Correa effect is examined from different perspectives at cantonal level, with a focal point on the local political actors and their perceptions of strategies, alliances and ruptures within the indigenous organizations. Before the elections of 2009 the indigenous movement is divided, with direct connections to the PAIS Movement of Correa. Contextual particularities related to the indigenous movement in the two localities are considered to achieve a better comprehension of the political scenarios in progress. The author emphasizes the importance of studying aspects of local political processes, social structures and organizational complexities more deeply and not merely consider the possible populist trait of the president.


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En este artículo se ofrece un análisis del impacto que ha tenido el movimiento político del presidente Rafael Correa en el movimiento indígena de Cotacachi y Otavalo, ambos cantones reconocidos bastiones del movimiento Pachakutik. Se estudiará el efecto Correa a nivel cantonal desde diferentes perspectivas, con el enfoque principal en los actores políticos locales y sus percepciones sobre las estrategias, alianzas y rupturas organizativas dentro de las organizaciones indígenas. En el panorama electoral del 2009 el movimiento indígena se encuentra dividido en Cotacachi y Otavalo y hay conexiones directas al Movimiento PAIS de Correa. De forma igual se presentan las particularidades contextuales relacionadas al movimiento indígena de los dos municipios, para poder comprender mejor los escenarios políticos actuales. Se enfatiza la necesidad de considerar analíticamente aspectos de procesos políticos locales, estructuras sociales y complejidades organizativas a nivel local, y no sólo enfocar el posible carácter populista del mandatario nacional.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Quito: Abya Yala & Universidad Central del Ecuador , 2009. no 31, 67-102 p.
Keyword [en]
Indigenous movement, alliance-building, local government, Correa effect, Cotacachi, Otavalo, Ecuador
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-30931OAI: diva2:274749
From Exclusion to Government in Ecuador: Indigenous Movement Strategies and Political Power Structures in Otavalo and Cotacachi
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-10-31 Last updated: 2009-12-01Bibliographically approved

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