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The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes: Chile
In a systematic review of the political experiences of Chile, this original, thought-provoking book proposes a significant new comparative framework for understanding the dynamics of political change and the conditions necessary for democratic stability.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 1978 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 1978)
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I realized a little slowly that I've read Valenzuela's take on Chilean political polarization before and so none of this felt new. I think the political econ explanation for Allende's collapse is a critical piece of the story, but this book ignores other pieces such as the U.S. role and changes within the military as an institution. I did talk to some Chilean professors who were much more positive on Valenzuela's argument. Grad school polisci.