When the Romance Ended: Leaders of the Chilean Left, 1968-1998

When the Romance Ended: Leaders of the Chilean Left, 1968-1998

by Katherine Hite

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231110167
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/10/1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)

About the Author

Katherine Hite is an assistant professor of political science at Vassar College and is a coeditor of The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxiii
Chapter 1Interpreting Political Identity1
Chapter 2Chile's Revolutionary Generation27
Chapter 3The Binds and Bonds of Party Loyalty59
Chapter 4Personal Loyalists and the Meaning of Allendismo101
Chapter 5Exile and the Thinkers127
Chapter 6The Return: Political Entrepreneurs and the Chilean Transition153
Conclusion: Political Identity, Postauthoritarianism in the 1990s, and the Politics of the Possible187
Notes201
Selected Bibliography227
Index241

What People are Saying About This

Felipe Agüero

With great talent and passion, Katherine Hite's outstanding book unveils what has and has not changed in the identity of the Chilean left and the self-perception of its leaders. Based on intensive interviews of individuals in leadership positions in government or in exile for the past three decades, this book contributes an innovative approach that greatly enhances our understanding of contemporary Chilean politics—and it does so while shedding light on the trials and tribulations facing the left everywhere.

Alexander Wilde

Representative figures of Chile's political class sit for a portrait that illuminates much about their society's conflicted past and its uneasy coexistence with the present. With a sure touch Hite limns leaders from different left traditions against a background of forty years of history. Her well-informed insights about the values that influenced them and the ways they shaped political life make this a significant contribution to scholarship on political leadership, democratic transitions, and historical memory. A generous sampling of her in-depth interviews allows the reader to enter the ambiguities of Chile's dense lived experience.

Felipe Aguero

With great talent and passion, Katherine Hite's outstanding book unveils what has and has not changed in the identity of the Chilean left and the self-perception of its leaders. Based on intensive interviews of individuals in leadership positions in government or in exile for the past three decades, this book contributes an innovative approach that greatly enhances our understanding of contemporary Chilean politics — and it does so while shedding light on the trials and tribulations facing the left everywhere.

Nancy Bermeo

A highly original work that brings together literatures on identity, ideology, and political change. Written with both precision and passion, it enlivens our thinking about elites and educates us about the role of leadership in Chilean democracy.

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