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Negotiating Democracy : Politicians and Generals in Uruguay - Charles Guy Gillespie

Negotiating Democracy

Politicians and Generals in Uruguay

Hardcover Published: 29th November 1991
ISBN: 9780521401524
Number Of Pages: 284

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Uruguay was once the most stable democracy in Latin America, but in 1973 the military seized power for the first time. Political parties did not disappear, however, even though they were made illegal. By the 1980s Uruguay's generals were anxious to find a way to withdraw from power. Yet they continued to insist on certain guarantees as the price for holding elections. The issue of whether to make any concessions to the military came to divide the country's three major parties--the Blancos, the Colorados, and the Left. Nevertheless, the latter two parties eventually did agree to a pact in July 1984. The military agreed to return to the barracks and the politicians made an implicit commitment not to prosecute them for their past human rights violations.

Introduction: political parties, theories of regime change, and the Uruguayan case
The Crisis and Survival of Uruguayan Political Parties
Politicians and parties in Uruguay: origins and crisis
The breakdown of democracy
The failure of military institutionalization and politial engineering: the survival of political parties
From Authoritarian Crisis To Transition
Attempts at party renewal: from above and below
Party and military strategies in the 'dialogue': from partial opening to confrontation after the Parque Hotel talks
From mobilization to negotiation: the exhaustion of alternatives
The Naval Club pact: party and military strategies in the transition
Political Parties And Democratic Consolidation
The competition for support: leadership strategies and electoral behaviour before and after the 1984 electrons
The legacies of authoritarianism and the challenges for democracy
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ISBN: 9780521401524
ISBN-10: 0521401526
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 29th November 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52

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