After Pinochet: The Chilean Road to Democracy and the Market / Edition 1

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With the accession of Ricardo Lagos to the presidency in 2000, Chile's Concertacion coalition drew together the country's two major historical antagonists, the Socialists and the Christian Democrats.  Borzutzky and Oppenheim bring together American and Chilean scholars to provide the first overall assessment of this coalition's history and achievements.  With a special emphasis on the Lagos government, the contributors measure the impact of three consecutive administrations on the crucial issues of human rights, civil-military relations, the nature of a political party system, the transformation of church-state relations, foreign and economic policies, social security, and health policies.
These are new and important insights into the challenges facing Chile as a model democracy.  Among the central questions they ask:  How do postauthoritarian administrations deal with the troubling legacy of such regimes?  To what extent do unresolved human rights violations and military power constitute an obstacle to democracy?  How has the Chilean Catholic Church influenced the evolution of democratic institutions?  Scholars of Latin American, political, and economic studies will welcome this comprehensive but concisely written volume.
Silvia Borzutzky is director of the political science program at Carnegie Mellon University. Lois Hecht Oppenheim is professor of political science at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813029597
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Silvia Borzutzky is director of the political science program at Carnegie Mellon University. Lois Hecht Oppenheim is professor of political science at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

1 Human rights in Chile : the long road to truth, justice, and reparations 3
2 Inching toward democracy : President Lagos and the Chilean armed forces 26
3 Three's company : old and new alignments in Chile's party system 42
4 A clash of values : church-state relations in democratic Chile 64
5 Chilean economic policy under the Concertacion : the triumph of the market? 93
6 Peace at home, turbulence abroad : the foreign policy of the Lagos administration 118
7 Cooperation or confrontation between the state and the market? : Social Security and health policies 142
Conclusion : coping with the general's long shadow on Chilean democracy 167
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