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The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracy
The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracy
By Michael Fleet
Princeton University Press, 1985, 292 pp

A balanced and thoughtful review of the Christian Democratic Party in Chile, its history, its performance in and out of office, its relationship to similar parties elsewhere, and its prospects. The author thinks the party has lost credibility with its constituency and will soon have to participate in a left-center or in a right-center coalition, since in its present form it is "not likely to endure beyond the early stages of the transition to civilian rule."