Latin America’s region-wide 1982 monetary cave in had a drastic influence on governments all through important and South the USA, best many to the verge of failure and pushing numerous of the main stridently authoritarian―Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Uruguay―over the threshold. strangely notwithstanding, Chile’s repressive army dictatorship and Mexico’s hegemonic civilian regime persisted amid the industrial chaos that rocked the sector. Dual Transitions from Authoritarian Rule explains why the regimes in those countries survived the monetary upheaval of the early Nineteen Eighties and the way each one improved towards a extra open, democratic, market-driven process in later years. utilizing an in-depth comparative research of Chile and Mexico, Francisco González explains that the 2 governments―though particularly diverse ideologically―possessed a standard form of institutionalized authoritarian rule that not just served to keep up the political established order yet, ironically, additionally aided proponents of political and financial liberalization.

Featuring a dialogue of parallel phenomena in Brazil, Hungary, Taiwan, and South Korea, Dual Transitions from Authoritarian Rule provides a cogent problem to the acquired knowledge that sociopolitical and financial switch inside authoritarian international locations needs to be approached individually. This ebook will curiosity students of Latin American politics, democratization stories, industry reform, and comparative politics and diplomacy.

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