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Is Latin America experiencing a resurgence of leftwing governments, or are we seeing a rebirth of national-radical populism? Are the governments of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and Rafael Correa becoming institutionalized as these leaders claim novel models of participatory and direct democracy? Or are they reenacting older traditions that have favored plebiscitary acclamation and clientelist distribution of resources to loyal followers? Are we seeing authentic forms of expression of the popular will by leaders who have empowered those previously disenfranchised? Or are these governments as charismatic, authoritarian, and messianic as their populist predecessors? This new and expanded edition of Populist Seduction in Latin America explores the ambiguous relationships between democracy and populism and brings de la Torre’s earlier work up to date, comparing classical nationalist, populist regimes of the 1940s, such as those of Juan Perón and José María Velasco Ibarra, with their contemporary
neoliberal and radical successors. De la Torre explores their similarities and differences, focusing on their discourses and uses of political symbols and myths.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page/Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface to the Second Edition
  2. pp. vii-xvi
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  1. Preface to the First Edition
  2. pp. xvii-xxviii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. xxix
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  1. Chapter 1. The Ambiguity of Latin American “Classical” Populism
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. Chapter 2. Velasquista Seduction
  2. pp. 28-79
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  1. Chapter 3. Leader of the Poor or Repugnant Other? Abdalá Bucaram’s Populism
  2. pp. 80-118
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  1. Chapter 4. The Continuing Populist Temptation
  2. pp. 119-145
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  1. Chapter 5. The Resurgence of Radical Populismin Latin America
  2. pp. 146-173
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  1. Chapter 6. Rafael Correa: Between Radical Populism and a Citizens’ Revolution
  2. pp. 174-197
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  1. Conclusion. Between Authoritarianism and Democracy
  2. pp. 198-216
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 217-224
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  1. References
  2. pp. 225-256
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 257-259
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780896804746
Related ISBN
9780896802797
MARC Record
OCLC
793202770
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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