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Chile Visiting Chair 2021


Admission requirements

To be in possession of a bachelor degree or equivalent.


On October 18, 2019 Chile experienced a sudden and rather unexpected socio-political upruising. Since that day the country has been submerged in a serious social, political and economic crisis. All the country’s institutions, such as the government, the parliament, the judicial system, the Constitution, and the police forces have been at the middle of severe criticism coming from a variety of social and political forces. In this online course, four prominent Chilean scholars will present their vision about the causes of the crisis and its possible oucomes. Each of them will deliver three lectures. In the final session, they will debate with each other about their different visions on the causes of the current crisis in Chile.

Course objectives

This course aims to provide a in-depth knowledge of the nature of present day socio-political crisis in Latin America in general and in Chile in particular. By this, students will obtain extra insights and skills in identifying the relationship between social and economic factors and its political expression. To make use of combined academic and journalistic sources to produce a paper about a very recent event.


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Mode of instruction

A series of lectures.

Assessment method


This course is assessed with a final paper (representing 100% of the grade). Deadline: 31 May 2021.


The final mark for the course is established by the grade receiver for the paper.


The resit is only possible for those students who have delivered their papers before the deadline (31 May 2021) and who have been asked by the course coordinator to carry out some improvements in the paper (to be done within a limited period of time).

Reading list

During the first lecture a list with readings will be distributed.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on the website.

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Prof.dr. P. Silva

Onderwijsadministratie: Reuvensplaats

Study Coordinator: Tim Sanders


The attendance in this course is mandatory. The students may not be absent in more than three (3) sessions. In cases where more lectures are missed, the course coordinator (Prof.dr. P. Silva) may decide to impose additional assignments, or ultimately exclude the student from further instruction.

If you are not able to attend a seminar, please inform before hand the course coordinator of the course.