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2017 In Process “Could “Machuca” be viable, today?: Personal, intergroup and social precedents of social cohesion in the classroom in the metropolitan region of Santiago” The main goal of this project is to study, within the Chilean context, the personal, intergroup and social factors that can explain social cohesion in a micro environment, such as the classroom. Specifically, the individual dimension (empathy, emotional regulation, beliefs and family values); the intergroup dimension (social identity, prejudices, stereotypes, social dominance); and the social dimension (socioeconomic status, territorial characteristics) will be considered as eventual predictive factors of social cohesion in the classroom.
Principal Researchear: Paula Luengo Co-Investigator (s): Patricio Cumsille
2017 In Process Urban citizenship in the ethnified city: politics of inhabitance in immigrant squatter settlements in Greater Santiago This project seeks to analyse how immigrants that reside in a squatter settlement in Greater Santiago reconceptualise the notion of citizenship in a context where, in addition to residing “informally”, the political community does not recognise them as members with full rights.
Principal Researchear: Miguel Pérez Ahumada
2015 In Process Understanding the Mapuche Conflict through Behavioral Games and Experimental Manipulations This project seeks to shed light on the fundamental question what the underlying cause of these tensions, economics, political ethnicity or identity is.
Principal Researchear: Patricio Navia Co-Investigator (s): Roberto González
2017 In Process Transitional (In)justice and the Mapuche after the Dictatorship in Chile This project aims to critically reflect on the politics of memory during the postdictatorship by assessing the extent to which the main mechanisms of transitional justice applied in Chile have addressed indigenous experiences of state violence. As an integral part of this, the project will seek to analyze the struggle for recognition that Mapuche families and organizations have undertaken and the ways in which they have dealt with the official disavowal of their experiences during the dictatorship.
Principal Researchear: Daniela Jara Co-Investigator (s): Ana Figueiredo
2015 In Process Towards a new model of participatory territorial management: Development and evaluation of its impact The purpose of this study is to continue the analysis, transformation and consolidation of the participatory territorial management model through direct work with the stakeholders involved. Transversally, the Territorial Teams (TTs) are calling for a shared narrative that can be translated into clearer and more effective methodologies. The authors seek to study the assessment of residents and key stakeholders from various territories about the quality of their connection to the municipality, levels of cooperation and the effectiveness of socio-territorial policies.
Principal Researchear: Matías Sanfuentes Co-Investigator (s): Matías Garretón, Luis Valenzuela
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