Catalogue

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations.

UofT Libraries is getting a new library services platform in January 2021.
Learn more about the change.

Crisis in Allende's Chile : new perspectives /
Edy Kaufman.
imprint
New York : Praeger, 1988.
description
xxxviii, 376 p.
ISBN
0275928225 (alk. paper) :
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
author
imprint
New York : Praeger, 1988.
isbn
0275928225 (alk. paper) :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2077869
 
Bibliography: p. [349]-363.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1988-07:
Kaufman, a well-known Israeli scholar who specializes in Latin American politics, analyzes the collapse of the government of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973. His book emphasizes contemporary international and domestic influences on the last weeks and days of the Popular Unity (UP) regime as well as the impact of long-term structural processes upon the events in Chile. Part 1 analyzes the impact of external actors, in particular the US. ``Domestic Actors''-interest groups, the military, the political opposition, and the economic and political structures in place in the 1970s-are reviewed in Part 2. In an innovative Part 3, Kaufman focuses on the problems within the decision-making elite. The concluding section discusses crisis behavior in Chile and briefly applies the approach to other crisis situations. The book is well written. It has a superior index and selected bibliography. Of interest to graduate students and faculty as well as to general readers.-R.A.J. Roett, Johns Hopkins University
Reviews
Review Quotes
'œ. . . The book is well written. It has a superior index and selected bibliography. Of interest to graduate students and faculty as well as to general readers.'' Choice
". . . The book is well written. It has a superior index and selected bibliography. Of interest to graduate students and faculty as well as to general readers."- Choice
This item was reviewed in:
Choice, July 1988
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Long Description
This book takes a fresh look at the role the United States Government and the Chilean military played in the overthrow of the Allende government. It addresses four specific topics. Part I focuses on official and non-official United States intervention and examines other "actors" in the international system. Part II covers special interest groups (the Catholic church, women's organizations, trade unions, and others), the Chilean military, the Political Opposition, the political structure of Chile, and the economic situation. Part III discusses the problems within the decision-making elite. Part IV describes the pre-crisis period and the events that led to the crisis period. The author's concluding chapter offers new perspectives on the overthrow of Allende in Chile. Scholars of Latin American studies, United States foreign policy, socialism, and the interested layreader will find this volume timely and provocative.
Long Description
This book takes a fresh look at the role the United States Government and the Chilean military played in the overthrow of the Allende government. It addresses four specific topics. Part I focuses on official and non-official United States intervention and examines other actors in the international system. Part II covers special interest groups (the Catholic church, women's organizations, trade unions, and others), the Chilean military, the Political Opposition, the political structure of Chile, and the economic situation. Part III discusses the problems within the decision-making elite. Part IV describes the pre-crisis period and the events that led to the crisis period. The author's concluding chapter offers new perspectives on the overthrow of Allende in Chile. Scholars of Latin American studies, United States foreign policy, socialism, and the interested layreader will find this volume timely and provocative.
Unpaid Annotation
This book takes a fresh look at the role the U.S. Government and the Chilean military played in the overthrow of the Allende government. It addresses four specific topics: the official and non-official United States intervention and other "actors" in the international system; special interest groups (the Catholic church, women's organizations, trade unions, and others), the Chilean military, the Political Opposition, the political structure of Chile, and the economic situation; the problems within the decision-making elite; and the pre-crisis period and the events that led to the crisis period.
Table of Contents
Spanish Glossary
Preface
Introduction: Conceptual Framework
The Impact of External Actors U.S. Involvement in Chile Other Actors in the International System
The Impact of Domestic Actors Interest Groups Chilean Military: The Threat From Within Political Opposition: Gradual Legitimation of the Coup Political Structure
The Economic Dimension: The Limits to Change Problems Within the Decision-Making Elite
The Decision-Making Elite: A Disunited Popular Unity
The Burden of Allende: Misperception of Political Reality Coupled with Ideological Divisionism Within the Coalition Crisis Behavior Pre-Crisis Period
The Crisis Period
Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
List of Newspapers, Wire Services, and Periodicals
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem