Politics in Chile: Socialism, Authoritarianism, and Market Democracy / Edition 3

Politics in Chile: Socialism, Authoritarianism, and Market Democracy / Edition 3

by Lois Hecht Oppenheim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813342279

ISBN-13: 9780813342276

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Westview Press


The third edition of Politics in Chile provides significantly updated coverage of Chilean politics and economic development from the return to civilian rule in 1990 to the 2006 election and early administration of Socialist Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first woman president. Lois Hecht Oppenheim focuses on recent efforts to reconstruct democratic…  See more details below

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The third edition of Politics in Chile provides significantly updated coverage of Chilean politics and economic development from the return to civilian rule in 1990 to the 2006 election and early administration of Socialist Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first woman president. Lois Hecht Oppenheim focuses on recent efforts to reconstruct democratic practices and institutions, including resolving such sensitive and lingering issues as human-rights violations under Pinochet and civil-military relations. Chapters on the contemporary politics and economics under the civilian Concertación governments are largely rewritten for this edition. Rather than focusing on the “search for development,” the third edition considers in greater depth the “exceptionalism” of the Chilean economic experiment through successive stages of stability, socialism, and neoliberalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813342276
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,290,032
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Pt. 1Introduction
1An Overview of Chilean Politics3
Pt. 2Chile's Experiment in Socialism and the Collapse of Democracy, 1970-1973
2The Popular Unity's Project: A Nonviolent Transition to Socialism35
3Overview of the Allende Years, 1970-1973: Major Issues and Political Dynamics53
4The System Collapses: Causes of the Military Coup87
Pt. 3Chile Under Military Rule, 1973-1989
5The Military in Power: Creating a New Chile111
6The Neoliberal Economic Model and Its Social and Political Consequences139
7Political Opposition to Military Rule and the Reawakening of Civil Society162
Pt. 4Democracy and Development
8Reconstructing Democracy: Challenges and Issues195
9Development at Last? Neoliberalism and Chilean Democracy239
Epilogue
List of Acronyms
Selected Bibliography
Index

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