Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: Pinochet, the Junta, and the 1980 Constitution

Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: Pinochet, the Junta, and the 1980 Constitution

Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: Pinochet, the Junta, and the 1980 Constitution

Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: Pinochet, the Junta, and the 1980 Constitution

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).
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