Neoliberal Urbanization and Synergistic Violence in Postearthquake Concepción

Title
Neoliberal Urbanization and Synergistic Violence in Postearthquake Concepción
Author Christian Paulo Matus Madrid, Rodrigo Ganter, Juan Antonio Carrasco, Camila Barraza Huaiquimilla
Line(s) Acces and Movility
Year of Publication 2020
Journal Title Latin American Perspectives
Keywords
Neoliberal urbanization, Synergistic violence, Neoliberal management, Displacement, Popular settlements
Abstract The Chilean neoliberal state’s institutional strategy for displacing a historical population from Aurora de Chile, a centrally located area with real estate value in the city of Concepción, combined three types of violence: shock urbanization, which used the 2010 earthquake as an opportunity to impose the construction of major infrastructure, the construction of public opinion aimed at naturalizing displacement, and the strategic use of participation as a disciplinary socio-technical device to legitimize a solution to the conflict that guaranteed the building of the Bicentennial Bridge. The deployment of this synergistic, multifaceted violence was a sophisticated management technique associated with a neoliberal urban rationality that contributed to the process of urban renewal.
Doi
https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X19879147
Corresponding Author Christian Paulo Matus Madrid