Dados vol. 32 n. 2 Rio de Janeiro 1989

Ação Coletiva e Autoritarismo no Chile

Tironi, Eugenio


Written some months prior to the October 1988 Chilean plebiscite, the present article investigates the sociological bases of Pinochetism. Its hypothesis is that a scenario of social disintegration characterized by a dispersed class system and an enormous contingent of marginalized individuals obstructs the emergence of social movements and leads individuals to tacitly demand an authoritarian power capable of imposing a minimum degree of discipline and social peace. Therefore, if it is to succeed, Chile's process of democratic recovery must respond to this phenomenon, presenting itself first and foremost as an efficacious road to social and national integration.

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