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June 1976
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Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America
Malloy, James
Sixteen essays discuss authoritarianism and corporatism in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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James M. Malloy is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Since the mid-1960s it has been apparent that authoritarian regimes are not necessarily doomed to extinction as societies modernize and develop, but are potentially viable (if unpleasant) modes of organizing a society’s developmental efforts. This realization has spurred new interest among social scientists in the phenomenon of authoritarianism and one of its variants, corporatism. The sixteen previously unpublished essays in this volume provide a focus for the discussion of authoritarianism and corporatism by clarifying various concepts, and by pointing to directions for future research utilizing them. The book is organized in four parts: a theoretical introduction; discussions of authoritarianism, corporatism, and the state; comparative and case studies; and conclusions and implications. The essays discuss authoritarianism and corporatism in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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“The issue at hand is not resolved, but the reader's theoretical and empirical knowledge is advanced. . . . The book deserves several careful readings by those interested in Latin America or in modern political economy. It is a provocative set of essays which will continue to encourage debate and the re-examination of what we think we know about Latin America.”—The Americas

“The new literature with its emphasis on corporatism had its origins in modern Iberian and Latin American studies, and certainly the Malloy book represents the most ambitious and thorough study of the subject yet available. . . . It is a rich and diverse book with contributions by some of the leading young scholars in the field.”—Polity

“The volume edited by James Malloy is an important contribution to this growing focus of research. . . . [T]he book is remarkably well edited and organized for a multi-authored work.” —American Political Science Review

“Whatever one’s perspective, however, these essays are a welcome addition to the literature on Latin America; they are comprehensive and interesting, scholarly and generally well written.”—The American Historical Review, October 1977


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