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It challenges long standing accepted wisdom about dictatorship and institutions.

Synopsis:

It is widely believed that autocratic regimes cannot limit their power through institutions of their own making. This book presents a surprising challenge to this view. It demonstrates that the Chilean armed forces were constrained by institutions of their own design. Based on extensive documentation of military decision-making, much of it long classified and unavailable, this book reconstructs the politics of institutions within the recent Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990).

Table of Contents

1. Dictatorship, legality, and institutional constraints; 2. The Constitution of the Exception: defining the rules of military rule; 3. The constitution and the Dictatorship: The Supreme Court and the constitutionality of decree-laws; 4. The shadowy boundary between force and law: the judiciary, repression, and the cosmetic limitation of emergency powers; 5. Constitutionalization without transition: prompting the dual constitution of 1980; 6. The permanent text: constitutional controls or military tutelage?; 7. Even custom shoes bind: military rule under the constitution, 1981-1988; 8. Military dictatorship and constitutionalism in Chile.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521796583
Author:
Barros, Robert John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Przeworski, Adam
Author:
Barros, Robert
Author:
Przeworski, Adam
Location:
New York
Subject:
Constitutional history
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Civil-military relations
Subject:
Chile Politics and government 1973-1988.
Subject:
Constitutional history -- Chile.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Civil-military relations--Chile--History
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 tables
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.82 in. 1.19 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , It is widely believed that autocratic regimes cannot limit their power through institutions of their own making. This book presents a surprising challenge to this view. It demonstrates that the Chilean armed forces were constrained by institutions of their own design. Based on extensive documentation of military decision-making, much of it long classified and unavailable, this book reconstructs the politics of institutions within the recent Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990).
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