The nine researchers from six university institutions are located in three regions (Concordia, McGill, Université de Montréal, ULaval, UQÀM et UQO), come from two linguistic worlds in Quebec and are all political scientists.Their approaches, study fields and methods of research are varied, converging and complementary.
Recognised as specialists in contemporary dynamics of inclusion, citizenship and governance in Latin America, they are well-connected to academic circles in Latin America, Europe and North America.
The synergy that animates the team’s research agenda stems from the lack of systematic reflection in Quebec on the major social and political transformations that have been taking place since the turn of the 21st century in Latin America.
All while the region has been undergoing important socio-political changes for the last three decades and seems to be experiencing a return to conservatism after more than a decade of leftist governance. In this context, new political and social forces emerge or re-emerge, and major debates have begun on the subjects of democracy and citizenship.