Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America

Edited By James Malloy
The issue at hand is not resolved, but the reader's theoretical and empirical knowledge is advanced. . . . The book deserves several careful readings by those interested in Latin America or in modern political economy. It is a provocative set of essays which will continue to encourage debate and the re-examination of what we think we know about Latin America.
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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The sixteen previously unpublished essays in this volume provide a focus for the discussion of authoritarianism and corporatism by clarifying various concepts, and by pointing to directions for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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James Malloy

James M. Malloy is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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