Ten Eyck, Toby & Doña-Reveco, Cristián. 2015 “Reporting on Art in the City: Newspaper Coverage of Public Art in Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Chicago, 2001–2010.” Journal of Urban Affairs doi: 10.1111/juaf.12242. Available online here.
Doña-Reveco, Cristián & Brendan Mullan. 2014 “Migration Policy and Development in Chile.” International Migration, 52(5): 1-14 doi: 10.1111/imig.12157. Available online here.
Doña-Reveco, Cristián and Amanda Levinson. 2013. “The Chilean State and the search for a new migration policy”, Discusiones Públicas, 4(1): 67-89. Available online here.
Abstract: Considering Chile an immigration country is a new thing; in fact its net migration is still negative. The last twenty years, however, have seen a change in the migration flows to the country. This has been result of the democratization process after the end of Pinochet’s dictatorship, a continuous economic progress and a perception of a country in social tranquility when compared with its neighbors. Between 1992 and 2012, immigration has increased from about 114,000 people to 352,000, primarily from Peru, Argentina and other South American and Latin American countries. The democratic governments have had since 1990 an erratic approach to this increase in migration.
While in the discourse the state argues that migrants must be received with respect to migration international treaties signed by the country; in practice the same migration policies and laws developed during the dictatorship are still in use. Consequently, policy implementation has been equally inconsistent; some departments create programs to encourage social integration, while others attempt to restrict immigrant adaptation and have mismanaged judicatory claims. Within this bureaucratic context, this paper examines Chile’s current attempts to construct migration policies and its implementation, and the possible effects that these policies might have in the social, political and economic development of the country.
Doña-Reveco, Cristián. 2012. “Unintended consequences of exile: The Brazilian and Chilean exile in comparative perspective, 1964-1990”, Left History 16.2 Article available here
Although the historiography of these exiles is still limited in both countries, there are plenty of rich life histories and memoirs from well-known politicians and common citizens that serve as source for this research. This paper is divided into three sections. First I will set the context of exile by describing the military governments as examples of bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes. Second I present the Brazilian case through the idea of the discovery of a Latin-American identity. Third I present the changes in the conceptions of socialism and other leftist ideologies in the case of the Chilean exile. I conclude this analysis stating the relevance of the analysis of the unintended effects of exile in the histories of the left in these countries and of the state in general and by proposing the need to redefine the process of exile as a human right abuse as relevant as disappearances and torture in these countries.