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La pervivencia de las estructuras de poder del pasado y los retos para el perfeccionamiento del Estado de derecho en América Latina a comienzos del siglo XXI


  • Pedro Pérez Herrero

    () (Profesor de Historia de América de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares-UAH)


The essay explains why and how Latin American societies, during the period of 1930 to 1980, accepted the different variants of populist regimes; why these political systems perpetuated for such a long time; what mechanisms were employed to manage internal order; why and how the destruction occurred in the decade of the 1980s; why at the beginning of the 21st century certain forms of populist-demagogic appeals in the Latin-American political panorama returned to the scene; why the State in Latin America reached such low levels of institutionalism halfway through the 20th century; why the discourse of mixed races transformed itself into the central element, capable of uniting the complex magma formed by structural heterogeneity; and why «old nationalisms» are giving way to new methods and alternative discourses about the concept of identity at the beginning of the 21st century.

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  • Pedro Pérez Herrero, 2006. "La pervivencia de las estructuras de poder del pasado y los retos para el perfeccionamiento del Estado de derecho en América Latina a comienzos del siglo XXI," Revista Economía, Fondo Editorial - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, issue 57-58, pages 137-194.
  • Handle: RePEc:pcp:pucrev:y:2006:i:57-58:p:137-194

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