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.
Political culture and democratic transition-- individualism and statism-- 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.
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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)
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)