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The Chilean Political Process
The Chilean Political Process
By Manuel Antonio Garreton
Unwin Hyman, 1989, 220 pp
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Chile's foremost political scientist has drawn together and updated several works previously published in Spanish to present a comprehensive and systematic introduction to his country's politics. Garreton considers the essential workings of Chile's political system before its disruption in 1973; dissects the emergence and institutionalization of the country's military regime after 1973; analyzes the rise of an increasingly unified and successful political opposition to the military regime; and explains the opposition's success in the 1988 plebiscite that signaled the beginning of the end for the long Pinochet dictatorship. An important book.