by Sandra Portocarrero, National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru In recent years, the Peruvian economy has made significant progress, with dynamic rates of GDP growth and low inflation and debt, while maintaining stable exchange rates. According to the International Monetary Fund, Peru is a rising star, as an emerging market noted for its strong […]

An Interview with Nicolás Lynch Nicolás Lynch is a Professor of Sociology at the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru. He has been President of the Peruvian College of Sociologists (1998-2000) as well as Minister of Education of Peru (2001-2002), Advisor to the President of the Republic (2002) and Peruvian Ambassador to Argentina […]

by César Germana, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru There is ample evidence that we are going through a period in which the entire model of modern-colonial power, which has dominated the planet for the last 500 years, is facing a structural crisis. This is a crisis in the very foundations of the […]

by Nicolás Lynch, National University of San Marcos, and former Minister of Education of Peru Currently, Peruvian sociology exists as a scientific discipline and as a profession. Nonetheless, it is not well institutionalized, as well as lacking recognition and influence. The development of sociology in Peru has gone through four stages: concern with social issues, […]