Democracy After Pinochet
Politics, Parties, and Elections in Chile
By (author) Alan Angell
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Democracy After Pinochet by Alan Angell
Book DescriptionThis book explores how democracy has developed in Chile since the end of the military dictatorship in 1990. It brings together an examination of international influences on the country's political development with empirically based analyses of Chilean political institutions and change. Chapters one and two examine international aspects of the 1973 coup and how these influenced the development of politics inside Chile. Chapters three, four, and five provide empirical analyses of the 1989, 1993, and 1999/2000 presidential elections, respectively. Chapter six investigates how the Pinochet factor influenced developments after 1990 and the Chilean reaction to Pinochet's arrest in London in 1998. Chapter seven assesses changes in the Chilean party system and links these to similar processes elsewhere. The final chapter examines the paradox that despite economic and social advances, opinion polls report a low level of attachment to democracy and very low levels of confidence in political institutions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781900039710
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Institute for the Study of the Americas
Publisher: Institute for Latin American Studies
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Decentralization has become a fashionable policy prescription among reformers in Latin America. But how does it work in practice? This book seeks to answer this question by examining the experience of seven medium-sized provincial towns in Colombia and Chile.
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Author Biography - Alan Angell
Alan Angell is university lecturer in Latin American politics, and a fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford.
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