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The State and Society: Peru in Contemporary Perspective

The State and Society: Peru in Contemporary Perspective

By Alfred Stepan

Princeton University Press, 1978, 348 pp.

In Part I, the function of the state in society is delineated, with some stress on theories of corporatism. In Part II, these concepts are applied specifically to Peru. One conclusion: despite some successes, "... it was evident by the mid-1970s that as an organic-statist experiment, the Peruvian regime had failed."