Authoritarianism in Latin America since Independence

Synopsis

This edited collection explores how different dictators and authoritarian parties and factions have frequently succeeded in rising to power in modern Latin America, often retaining political and/or military control for long periods of time. The volume examines whether there are common factors within the Latin American sociopolitical, cultural, and historical context that have allowed authoritarianism to play such a fundamental and recurrent role in the continent's development. Including chapters on Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Paraguay, and Honduras, the work will be of interest to scholars and students alike in comparative politics, Latin American history, and Latin American studies.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Will Fowler
  • Paul Garner
  • Francisco Domínguez
  • Antoni Kapcia
  • Peter Lambert
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996