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Latin America: Social structure and political institutions. Translated by Helen Katel.


Berkeley, University of California Press, 1967.
ISBN 0520006895, 0520006909, 9780520006904, 9780520006898

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Standard Title Amérique latine: structures sociales et institutions politiques. English
Subjects Amérique latine -- Conditions sociales.
Amérique latine -- Politique et gouvernement.
Lateinamerika.
Latin America -- Politics and government.
Latin America -- Social conditions.
Latin America.
Politics and government.
Politisches System.
Social conditions.
Social structure -- Latin America.
Social structure.
Sozialstruktur.
Description viii, 413 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date 1967.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-398).
Contents Part 1: General features of Latin America social structure. Classification of Latin American countries -- Political effects of independence -- The Latifundio: the large estate in Latin America -- Responsibility of Latifundios for lags in social development -- Survival of motivations peculiar to an aristocratic colonial society. Part 2: Contradictions in political life. Contradictions between advanced political ideologies and backward social structures -- Contradictions in political life within dual societies. Part 3: Political forces and political parties. Caciquismo and Caudillismo -- Survival of prenational political forces and the traditional political parties -- Rise of modern political forces in the cities : the labor movement -- The new political parties, populism, and Christian democracy -- Middle-class pressure, student agitation, and military interventions.
Part 4: Political institutions. The evolution toward centralization and presidential dominance -- Declarations of rights and court protection -- Form of the state: centralization, federalism, and local administration -- Form of the government: presidential dominance -- Subservience of Congress under regimes of presidential dominance -- Social causes of presidential dominance -- Social causes of presidential dominance : the crisis of democracy.
Geographic Area Latin America
Network Numbers (OCoLC)490372
(OCoLC)ocm00490372
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lambert, Jacques, 1901-
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