10 de noviembre de 2014

Revista Americas Quarterly publica reseña del libro editado por el investigador ICSO Cristóbal Rovira y Juan Pablo Luna

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The resilience of the Latin American RightTimothy Power publicó una reseña del libro “The resilience of the Latin American Right”, editado por el investigador ICSO Cristóbal Rovira y por Juan Pablo Luna, académico de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

A continuación un extracto de la reseña:

Unlike the internationalist left over the past century, the Latin American right has never been united by a single symbol or slogan. This was not accidental. In a region that only recently abandoned military dictatorship, why would political parties openly identify with repressive authoritarian regimes? And with 165 million people still living in poverty, hoisting the banner of laissez-faire capitalism against popular demands for redistribution seems politically unwise. For many conservative political actors in Latin America, political survival has usually required hiding their ideological roots, especially during the region’s on-again, off-again experiments with democracy prior to the 1980s. As the Latin American electorate veered left in the late 1990s, one might expect the right to be both invisible and impotent.

That expectation would be wrong. An exciting new collection of essays, The Resilience of the Latin American Right, makes clear that rumors of the Latin American right’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. The editors of the collection, Juan Pablo Luna of  thePontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile) and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser of Chile’s Universidad Diego Portales, wisely do not try to speculate about the right’s electoral prospects. Instead, they write that they are more concerned with the “mechanisms of political action of right-of-center forces in the region.”

Ver la reseña completa en el sitio de Americas Quarterly aquí.

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