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A political transition in Chile, problems and prospects on the long road to democracy

Thomas C. Bruneau

A political transition in Chile, problems and prospects on the long road to democracy

by Thomas C. Bruneau

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chile

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNPS-56-87-012.
    Statementby Thomas C. Bruneau and Mary Mooney
    ContributionsMooney, Mary, Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Dept. of National Security Affairs
    The Physical Object
    Pagination50 p. ;
    Number of Pages50
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25485647M

      Chile’s return to democracy was “pacted” — Pinochet and the opposition elite negotiated the terms of the transition, with Pinochet wielding immense power. Studies stress that these Author: Jennifer Pribble. The Chilean transition to democracy has been praised and criticized broadly, both within and outside Chile. Politicians, leaders of social organizations, and intellectuals alike have provided strong, and sometimes passionate, arguments on the shortcomings or political wisdom of the transition by: 5.

    Chile - Chile - New political groupings: Popular discontent helped revive the Marxist-inspired Socialist and Communist parties and produced an electoral loss of the parties of the right that corresponded with the rise of those of the left. The Christian Democratic Party, a centrist reform party founded in , enjoyed the biggest increase—from 9 percent in to 15 percent in Chile Period of democratic transition: – Pro-democracy civic movement: present Between and , Chile was governed by an authoritarian military regime led by General Augusto Pinochet. Repression against opponents, mostly on the Left, was harsh, and thousands were tortured or Size: KB.

    Chile had a long tradition of democracy prior to the coup d'état in From the time the independent republic began in the early 19th century, presidential succession took place through periodic elections. The country experienced just one brief period of instability in the second half of the s, but by it had returned to democracy. and Democracy” seminar held during May, in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Hoover Institute and AID. Estudios Públicos, 50 (Autumn ). ESSAY CHILE’S ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL TRANSITION: * Juan Andrés Fontaine The author examines the origins and the evolution of the economic and political transformations in Chile over the last.


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A political transition in Chile, problems and prospects on the long road to democracy by Thomas C. Bruneau Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Chilean transition to democracy began when a Constitution establishing a transition itinerary was approved in a plebiscite. From 11 March to Marchseveral organic constitutional laws were approved leading to the final restoration of the plebiscite, the Constitution, still in force today, was amended to ease provisions for future amendments to the.

Chile once boasted a longer history of stable democratic rule than most of problems and prospects on the long road to democracy book neighbors and much of Western Europe. Now it is the last major country on the South American continent to return to civilian government after a wave of by: Over the past three decades, an economic model has gained a foothold in Chile that has proven successful at a number of levels, such as enabling high GDP growth rates (yearly average of %), helping the country to significantly bridge the income gap with developed countries such as the U.S.

and Germany and improving in the living standards of the population. Weeks, G. The Long Road to Civilian Supremacy over the Military: Chile Studies in Comparative International Development.

Weeks, G. Waiting for Cincinnatus: The Role of Pinochet in Post-Authoritarian Chile. Third World Quarterly. 21 (5), Wyndham, M and Read, P. The sense of political uncertainty––and fear of disruptive social uprising in the world’s most populous country––is on the rise.

Read the full testimony» (PDF) Related Books. DICTATORSHIP, DEMOCRACY, AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN THE CHILEAN LEFT Kenneth Roberts Working Paper - March posed serious challenges to long-term democratization. Despite these structural constraints, As Chile experienced a transition from authoritarian rule between andthe Socialist Party (PSCh) became the junior File Size: KB.

Chile today faces a familiar situation: a government attempting to rule the country and implement its program with the support of only a minority of the population. But the present case is different from the country's minority governments of andand far more serious.

First, General Augusto Pinochet has much less popular support now than was enjoyed by either previous by: 5. A high-profile Pinochet champion, Guzman was gunned down on April 1,while in a car leaving Santiago’s Catholic University of Chile, where he was a law professor.

These abuses, combined with the economic chaos and the failed war, initiated the transition to democracy. This collapse of the regime paved the way for a transition to democracy with little input from the military (Panizza, ). This is in contrast to the transition in Chile where the military played a key role.

DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL: ORIGINS, PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS Frances Hagopian and Scott Mainwaring Working Paper # - September Frances Hagopian is an Assistant Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard University. She was a fellow and guest scholar at the Kellogg Institute File Size: KB.

Chile's transition from dictatorship to functioning democracy has lessons for Arab nations struggling to throw off the yoke of military rule, says one former Chilean leader. Ricardo Lagos was.

The third edition of Politics in Chile provides significantly updated coverage of Chilean politics and economic development from the return to civilian rule in to the 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 Author: Lois Oppenheim. A leftist political group that included communists and moderates, inspired by the third international.

Another name for the law for the defense of democracy, "the law of bad talk/say." elections. Goal for destabilizing Chile so long as it was being led by Allende. Basically completely screw up their economy and then blame it on. both democratic and authoritarian political institutions.1 BeforeChile had had a long (for Latin America) though turbulent history of democratic rule, with chronic inflation and mediocre economic growth.2 Democratic politics were combative and polarized along a wide spectrum from left to by: 2.

Scott, Sam D. M.A., August Political Science Detailing the transition to democracy in Chile from the military dictatorship directed by General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte using the intermediate transition theory of Eduardo Viola and Scott Mainwaring.

Infree and contested elections were held in Chile for the first time since Author: Sam D. Scott. Assessing China’s Political Development prospects for democracy. While acknowledging many of the potential problems that democracy may cause, Yu argues that China could make a transition.

tested Chile’s resolve in continuing free-market reforms, but the process endured. Political transition from authoritarian rule to democracy was also an important test for the economic model.

To some, the opposition’s vic- tory in the presidential elections of Cited by: Politics of Chile 03/08/ Chile's government is a representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Chile is both head of state and head of government, and of a formal multi-party system that in practice behaves like a two-party one, due to binomialism.

This coalition was comprised by several center and left-wing parties such as the Socialist Party of Chile (Partido Socialista de Chile, or PS), created inthe Christian Democratic Party of Chile (Partido Demócrata Cristiano de Chile, or DC), created inthe Party for Democracy (Partido por la Democracia, or PPD), created in and.

The Struggle for Democracy in Chile remains the first and foremost book on the transition over the last twenty-five years from dictatorship to democracy in Chile. Excerpt This book catches Chile at a crossroads in its history.

the plebiscite closed an authoritarian episode and opened the door to a new experiment in democracy. When the opposition is allowed to campaign for votes in such elections, there are strong reasons to believe that its efforts will be more persuasive than those of the authoritarian incumbent. This article examines the effect of televised campaign advertising on vote choice in the plebiscite that inaugurated Chile's transition to by: This revised edition of The Struggle for Democracy in Chile should prove even more useful to the student of Latin American history and politics than the original.

It updates important background information on the evolution of Chile?s military dictatorship in the s and its erosion in the s. Brian Loveman, an authority on contemporary Chilean politics, offers a comprehensive examination.

Another factor in Chile’s education problems is the inequality that persists in different regions of Chile. There are 15 regions in Chile, and as Ignacia Fernández, investigator at the Center for Latin-American Rural Inequality, explained, “ When it comes to speaking about inequality in the opportunity of a quality education, the most.