Teoría de los marcos de ruptura. Modelo causal de los conflictos en barrios vulnerables con alta diversidad cultural

  1. Barciela Fernández, Sergio
Supervised by:
  1. Fernando Vidal Fernández Director
  2. Alberto Ares Mateos Co-director

Defence university: Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Fecha de defensa: 23 May 2017

  1. Antonio Izquierdo Escribano Chair
  2. Juan Iglesias Martínez Secretary
  3. Elisa Brey Committee member
  4. Germán Jaraíz Arroyo Committee member
  5. Emilio José Gómez Ciriano Committee member

Type: Thesis


The present thesis builds upon a stream of study that drives the advancement of urban sociology, the sociology of conflict, and conflictology. It seeks to investigate the causes of violent events in poor neighborhoods / slums characterized by great diversity. To do this, he “builds a frame of study”, Frame Theory break, in which the proposed measurement is applied to four social disruptions: Los Angeles in 1992, Paris in 2005, London in 2011, and El Ejido in 2000. The theoretical proposal illustrates and establishes theories of analysis on conflict, vulnerable neighborhoods, and sociocultural diversity. The goal is to construct a theoretical framework disaggregated in variables and components which is capable of facilitating understanding of these conflicts. This theoretical approach allows a better understanding of the causes behind collective conflict that occurs in vulnerable neighborhoods with high sociocultural diversity. Further, the present thesis indicates that primary lines of contemporary research fail to understand, or to provide an integral response to, the multi-causal reality present in the conflicts that occur in vulnerable neighborhoods with high sociocultural diversity. Thus, to cover this gap, it is necessary to adopt a theoretical framework featuring a three-dimensional perspective: socioeconomic, ethnocultural, and political-institutional. This paper proposes a theoretical framework and measurement model for the understanding of collective conflict in vulnerable neighborhoods with high sociocultural diversity.