Latin America's Christian Democratic Parties: A Political Economy

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Latin America's Christian Democratic Parties: A Political Economy

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Description

"This work provides a comprehensive examination of Christian Democracy in Latin America from its nineteenth-century origins to the events of the 1990s. Lynch treats the record of Christian Democratic parties in the most crucial areas of economic concern in Latin America: chapters on land reform, nationalization, and the emergence of free market capitalism point up the relationship between politics and economics. Lynch concludes that had Latin America's Christian Democrats followed their own policy prescriptions, both they and Latin America would be better off. Instead, Christian Democrats abandoned their roots in Catholic social thought, embraced statism, and left their countries completely unprepared for the upsurge in liberal economic reform that swept Latin America in the 1980s."--Barnes and Noble description

ISBN

9780275944643

Publication Date

1993

Publisher

Praeger

City

Westport, Conn.

Keywords

Christian democracy, Latin American, Christian Democrats, politics, economics, land reform, nationalization, free market capitalism

Disciplines

Economic History | Latin American Studies | Other Political Science