The purpose of this paper is to investigate why 21st century socialism emerged as an alternative response in Latin America to propose policies for development and social change after the failure of the neoliberal proposals of the Washington Consensus, which in the late 1990s and early 21st century led several countries in the region to political, economic and social crises. This proposal was born from the review of concepts on 21st century socialism by authors such as Dieterich Steffan and Tomas Moulian, which gained strength after the political speech of the former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, in 2005. Subsequently, several authors made further contributions to this political and economic model, seeking to create a radical participatory democracy that would allow human, social and economic development without compromising nature. This paper studies the Ecuadorian case through the discursive analysis of former President Rafael Correa, who during his term of office tried to apply the model of 21st century socialism in the country.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Media Discourses of Rafael Correa on Socialism of the 21st Century|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Title of host publication||Ecología de la Información: De la Práctica Teórica a la Práctica Profesional|
|State||Published - 13 Sep 2021|
CACES Knowledge Areas
- 123A Journalism and Communication