Unsettling Statecraft

Unsettling Statecraft

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Latin America in the 1980s was marked by the transition to democracy and a turn toward economic orthodoxy. Unsettling Statecraft analyzes this transition in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, focusing on the political dynamics underlying change and the many disturbing tendencies at work as these countries shed military authoritarianism for civilian rule. Conaghan and Malloy draw on insights from the political economy literature, viewing policy making as a a€œhistorically conditioneda€ process, and they conclude that the disturbing tendencies their research reveals are not due to regional pathology but are part of the more general experience of postmodern democracy.Howard Handelman and Thomas Sanders (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981), 26-66. ... since 1966 when the chambers protested the economic policy of the military junta led by General RamA³n Castro JijA³n. The protest is described in Fitch, Military Coup da#39;Etat, 69. 72. See Hurtadoa#39; s interview with Benjamin Ortiz in CORDES, Democracia y crisis: DiAilogos del Presidente Osvaldo Hurtado conanbsp;...

Title:Unsettling Statecraft
Author:Catherine M Conaghan, James Malloy
Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Pre - 1995-01-15


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