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Author Oppenheim, Lois Hecht.

Title Politics in Chile : democracy, authoritarianism, and the search for development / Lois Hecht Oppenheim.

Published Boulder, Colo. ; Oxford : Westview Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  983.0646 OPPE    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xv,304 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes Previous ed.: 1993.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Introduction. 1. An Overview of Chilean Politics -- Pt. 2. Chile's Experiment in Socialism and the Collapse of Democracy, 1970-1973. 2. The Popular Unity's Project: A Nonviolent Transition to Socialism. 3. Overview of the Allende Years, 1970-1973: Major Issues and Political Dynamics. 4. The System Collapses: Causes of the Military Coup -- Pt. 3. Chile Under Military Rule, 1973-1989. 5. The Military in Power: Creating a New Chile. 6. The Neoliberal Economic Model and Its Social and Political Consequences. 7. Political Opposition to Military Rule and the Reawakening of Civil Society -- Pt. 4. Democracy and Development. 8. Reconstructing Democracy: Challenges and Issues. 9. Development at Last? Neoliberalism and Chilean Democracy.
Summary In this second edition, Lois Oppenheim has significantly updated the section on the return to civilian rule after 1990. Looking at both the presidencies of Aylwin and Frei, she focuses on their efforts to reconstruct democratic practices and institutions, including resolving sensitive issues such as human rights violations and civil-military relations. In a new concluding chapter, Oppenheim explores the implications of the country's new economic standing as an economic success story - a "Latin American jaguar" - and its significance as a model for the region as a whole. She raises questions about the long-term viability of the neoliberal project and discusses the political and economic challenges that still confront Chile.
Subject Chile -- Politics and government -- 1970-1973.
Chile -- Politics and government -- 1973-
Chile -- Economic conditions -- 1970-1973.
Chile -- Economic conditions -- 1973-1988.
Chile -- Economic conditions -- 1988-
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