The Resource Rethinking the center : party politics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chile, Timothy R. Scully

Rethinking the center : party politics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chile, Timothy R. Scully

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Rethinking the center : party politics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chile
Title
Rethinking the center
Title remainder
party politics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chile
Statement of responsibility
Timothy R. Scully
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From their beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century through the 1980's, political parties in Chile have displayed three discrete ideological tendencies, with two at opposite ends of the political spectrum and at least one in the center. This tripartite distribution made Chile's party system unlike any other in Latin America. How did Chile's distinctive system evolve? This book finds the answer in how three basic social cleavages--religious, urban, and rural--became polarized at three periods of "critical juncture." Clerical-anticlerical conflict gave initial definition to the party system in the period 1857-61, and continued to shape the political arena long after specific issues had receded into the background. Then, between 1920 and 1932, class conflict in the urban and mining enclave sectors forced party elites to respond to the demands of leaders of middle-sector and working groups for increased political and social power. This was the second of what the author calls Chile's "critical junctures" for party formation. The third, occurring in the period 1952-58, saw the spread of working-class politics into the countryside. Crucial here was a shift in the position of the Catholic Church on class conflict, resulting in the emergence of an important Church-inspired center party. The book compares the behavior of the political center during the three historical periods and suggests a conceptual framework for understanding different types of center parties. The author also addresses certain questions raised by the emergence and behavior of center parties: What were the implications of the presence of a center party for the patterns of party competition? Why did the center emerge and re-emerge at each critical point in the evolution of Chile's party system? Can this be understood in terms of an underlying coalitional logic, or are factors such as leadership, political choice, and historical accident more useful explanations? Consistent with this focus on the center is a new account of the key role of the Christian Democrats in the reconstitution of party competition in the late 1980's and early 1990's. The author concludes by offering some observations on the probable shape of party politics--and the role of the political center within it--in tomorrow's Chile
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Scully, Timothy
Index
index present
LC call number
JL2698.A1
LC item number
S38 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Political parties
  • Political parties
  • Center parties
  • Center parties
  • Partidos políticos
  • Partidos centristas
  • Partidos centristas
  • Centre (Science politique)
  • Centre (Science politique)
  • Center parties
  • Political parties
  • Middenpartijen
  • Parteipolitik
  • Partis politiques
  • Partis politiques
  • Chile
  • Chile
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Rethinking the center : party politics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chile, Timothy R. Scully
Link
https://archive.org/details/rethinkingcenter00scul
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Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cleavages, Critical Junctures, and Party Evolution in Chile: Constituting and Reconstituting the Center -- Defining the Political Landscape: The Clerical-Anticlerical Conflict in the Nineteenth Century -- Rearranging the Political Landscape: Class Conflict Erupts in the Urban Sector -- The Polarization of the Party System: Class Mobilization Spreads to the Countryside -- Historical Patterns and the Shape of Party Competion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780804719131
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91020367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23869528
  • (OCoLC)ocm23869528
Label
Rethinking the center : party politics in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chile, Timothy R. Scully
Link
https://archive.org/details/rethinkingcenter00scul
Publication
Note
"Published with the assistance of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, University of Notre Dame"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cleavages, Critical Junctures, and Party Evolution in Chile: Constituting and Reconstituting the Center -- Defining the Political Landscape: The Clerical-Anticlerical Conflict in the Nineteenth Century -- Rearranging the Political Landscape: Class Conflict Erupts in the Urban Sector -- The Polarization of the Party System: Class Mobilization Spreads to the Countryside -- Historical Patterns and the Shape of Party Competion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780804719131
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
91020367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23869528
  • (OCoLC)ocm23869528

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