Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America

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James Malloy
University of Pittsburgh Pre, Jun 15, 1976 - Political Science - 552 pages
Since the mid-1960s it has been apparent that authoritarian regimes are not necessarily doomed to extinction as societies modernize and develop, but are potentially viable (if unpleasant) modes of organizing a society’s developmental efforts. This realization has spurred new interest among social scientists in the phenomenon of authoritarianism and one of its variants, corporatism.

The sixteen previously unpublished essays in this volume provide a focus for the discussion of authoritarianism and corporatism by clarifying various concepts, and by pointing to directions for future research utilizing them. The book is organized in four parts: a theoretical introduction; discussions of authoritarianism, corporatism, and the state; comparative and case studies; and conclusions and implications. The essays discuss authoritarianism and corporatism in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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II Authoritarianism Corporatism and the State
III Comparative and Case Studies
IV Conclusions and Implications
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Now retired, James M. Malloy was professor of political science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Bolivia: The Uncompleted Revolution and the co-editor, with Richard S. Thorn, of Beyond the Revolution: Bolivia Since 1952.

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