The Pinochet Regime

The Pinochet Regime

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This seminal book was inspired by a series of questions: what explains the endurance of Augusto Pinochet's authoritarian regime in Chile, a country with a lengthy democratic tradition? What mechanisms secured the regime's political stability and broad-based support? What role did neoliberal ideas play in authoritarian discourse and policy? How could two such opposite forces as political coercion and economic freedom coexist? And why the fascination with Pinochet's personality and leadership among elites and lower-income sectors alike? Carlos Huneeus's authoritative work explores and reveals the very nature of the Pinochet regime, examining its structures, its policies, and the complex of factors that made its lengthy duration possible. "The Pinochet Regime" helps us to understand not only Chile's past, but also the nature of the democracy that began on March 11, more

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  • Hardback | 625 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 35.6mm | 884.52g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588264068
  • 9781588264060

Table of contents

Introduction.; The Many Faces of the Pinochet Regime.; Installing the Authoritarian Regime.; Pinochet's Leadership: The Bases of Power.; The Role of the Military.; The Legitimization Strategy.; The Organization of Political Power.; Jaime Guzman and the Gremialista Movement.; The Chicago Boys: Legitimation through Economic Success.; Privatization: The Economic Policy of the Authoritarian Regime.; The 1982-1983 Economic Crisis and the Politics of Apertura.; Pinochet's Defeat and the Issue of Succession.; The Limits of the New Democracy.; The Consolidation of Democracy.; more

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"A unique and outstanding of the very few studies available of just how an authoritarian regime exercises and maintains power." - Juan Linz, Yale University "This is the best book available on the Pinochet regime.... a definitive work.... It should also be obligatory reading for anyone interested in authoritarian regimes and transitions to democracy." - J. Samuel Valenzuela, University of Notre Dame"show more

About Carlos Huneeus

Carlos Huneeus is associate professor in the Institute of International Studies at the University of Chile and executive director of CERC. His many publications in Spanish include Chile, un pais dividido, and La UCD y la transicion a la democracia en more

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