Book — xxx, 410 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
Includes "Notes", bibliography, index
This book is the first to map the precise details of the smuggling of Nazis into Argentina, an operation organized with the enthusiastic support of Peron's presidential palace. Using previously unseen archival sources, it uncovers a wide geography (Scandinavia, Switzerland, Italy) and proves the complicity of the Vatican and the Argentine Catholic Church in one of the great postwar scandals.
expectations, transition and democracy in Argentina
attitudes toward democracy during the transition period
the transition and the political party system
the left and the right in Argentine public opinion
the elections of October 30, 1983
the emergence of a new electoral configuration
the presidential elections of May 14, 1989
the road to normality
conclusion - political orientations during the transition and democratic stability
the surveys and the data
the scale of social stratification.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Is Argentine political culture favourably inclined toward democracy? What have been the principal changes in this culture during the transition period? What is the dynamic of discontent in Argentina? How are democratic, elitist, authoritarian, and populist orientations brought together in the population? Drawing on the results of data from multiple opinion polls taken throughout the transition period, Edgardo Catterberg addresses these and related questions and formulates a series of proposals concerning the evolution of political beliefs in Argentina. Catterberg finds that, after the 1983 defeat of the authoritarian regime, liberal orientations progressed, but they also subsequently receded in the face of unsatisfied expectations. Considering the predominant orientations, he concludes that the stability of political democracy in Argentina has few more serious challenges than the need to transform demanding political attitudes and behaviours into political patience. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Book — viii, 303 p. ; 23 cm.
Part I. The Background: 1. Peronism and the working class, 1943-55
Part II. The Peronist Resistance, 1955-8: 2. The survival of Peronism: resistance in the factories
3. Commandos and unions: the emergence of the new Peronist union leadership
4. Ideology and consciousness in the Peronist resistance
Part III. Frondizi and Integration: Temptation and Disenchantment, 1958-62: 5. Resistance and defeat: the impact on leaders, activists and rank and file
6. The corollary of institutional pragmatism: activists, commandos and elections
Part IV. The Vandor Era: 1962-6
7. The burocracia sindical: power and politics in Peronist unions
8. Ideology and politics in Peronist unions: different currents within the movement
Part V. Workers and the Revolucion Argentina: from Ongania to the Return of Peron, 1966-73
9. The Peronist union leaders under siege: new actors and new challenges
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book analyses the relationship between Peronism and the Argentine working class from the foundation of the Peronist movement in the mid 1940s to the overthrow of Peron's widow in 1976. It presents an account of such crucial issues as the role of the Peronist union bureaucracy and the impact of Peronist ideology on workers. Drawing on a variety of untapped sources, Daniel James confronts many of the dominant myths which have surrounded the movement. He argues that its role in containing working-class militancy cannot be explained solely in terms of manipulation, corruption or union gangsterism. The integration of Peronism into Argentine society has always been a complex and fragile operation, constantly undermined by the survival of the movement's original heretical content: its vision of a juster society in which the claim of the working class for a recognition of its social and political weight would be accepted. (source: Nielsen Book Data)