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Constitutionalism and dictatorship [electronic resource] : Pinochet, the Junta, and the 1980 constitution / Robert Barros.

By: Barros, Robert, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in the theory of democracy: Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 349 p.).ISBN: 0511020902 (electronic bk.); 9780511020902 (electronic bk.); 0521792185 (hardback); 9780521792189 (hardback); 052179658X (pbk.); 9780521796583 (pbk.); 9780511606298 (electronic bk.); 051160629X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Constitutional history -- Chile | Chile -- Politics and government -- 1973-1988 | Civil-military relations -- Chile -- History | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- General | Electronic books | Historia constitucional Chile | Chile Pol�itica y gobierno 1973-1988 | Relaciones civil-militares Chile Historia | Militaire dictatuur | Politieke instellingen | Grondwetten | Pinochet Ugarte, Augusto, (1915-2006) | Relations pouvoir civil-pouvoir militaire -- Chili | Gouvernement militaire -- Chili -- 1970-2000 | Chili -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1973-1988 | Chili -- Histoire constitutionnelle | Milit�ar | Gesellschaft | Geschichte | Demokratie | Chile | Chile -- Verfassung (1980)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Constitutionalism and dictatorship.DDC classification: 320.983/09/045 Other classification: 89.36 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Dictatorship, Legality, and Institutional Constraints -- Dictatorship and Unbound Power -- Sovereignty, Self-Binding, and Limits -- Precommitment and Credible Commitment -- Nonmonocratic Dictatorship and Collective Foundations for Ongoing Institutional Limits -- The Constitution of the Exception: Defining the Rules of Military Rule -- Initial Unknowns -- 1974-1975: The Separation of Powers -- Defining the Presidency: The Demise of Rotation -- D.L. No. 527: The Estatuto de La Junta de Gobierno -- Defining Legislative Procedures -- Personalization and Authoritarian Institutional Constraints -- The Constitution and the Dictatorship: The Supreme Court and the Constitutionality of Decree-Laws -- The Status of the Constitution of 1925 -- The Supreme Court and Decree-Laws -- The Contraloria and the Legality of Administrative Acts -- Civil Law and the Limits of Judicial Review -- The Shadowy Boundary between Force and Law: The Judiciary, Repression, and the Cosmetic Limitation of Emergency Powers -- Combating the Enemy in Time of War -- The Supreme Court and Military Justice -- The Judiciary and the Recurso de Amparo -- Law and the Boundaries of Prudential Self-Limitation -- Constitutionalization without Transition: Prompting the Dual Constitution of 1980 -- The 1980 Constitution and Its Discontents -- Making Sense of the Making of the Dictatorship's Constitution -- Prompting the Decision to Enact a New Constitution -- Permanent Military Rule and the Emergence of "The Transition."
Review: "It is widely believed that autocratic regimes cannot limit their powers through institutions of their own making. This book presents a surprising challenge to this view. It demonstrates that the Chilean armed forces were constrained by institutions of their own design. Based on extensive documentation of military decision making, much of it long classified and previously unavailable, this book reconstructs the politics of institutions within the recent Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990).Summary: It examines the structuring of institutions at the apex of the military Junta, the relationship of military rule with the prior constitution, the intra-military conflicts that led to the promulgation of the 1980 constitution, the logic of institutions contained in the new constitution, and how the constitution constrained the military Junta after it went into force in 1981. This provocative account reveals the standard account of the dictatorship as a personalist regime with power concentrated in Pinochet to be grossly inaccurate."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-340) and index.

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Dictatorship, Legality, and Institutional Constraints -- Dictatorship and Unbound Power -- Sovereignty, Self-Binding, and Limits -- Precommitment and Credible Commitment -- Nonmonocratic Dictatorship and Collective Foundations for Ongoing Institutional Limits -- The Constitution of the Exception: Defining the Rules of Military Rule -- Initial Unknowns -- 1974-1975: The Separation of Powers -- Defining the Presidency: The Demise of Rotation -- D.L. No. 527: The Estatuto de La Junta de Gobierno -- Defining Legislative Procedures -- Personalization and Authoritarian Institutional Constraints -- The Constitution and the Dictatorship: The Supreme Court and the Constitutionality of Decree-Laws -- The Status of the Constitution of 1925 -- The Supreme Court and Decree-Laws -- The Contraloria and the Legality of Administrative Acts -- Civil Law and the Limits of Judicial Review -- The Shadowy Boundary between Force and Law: The Judiciary, Repression, and the Cosmetic Limitation of Emergency Powers -- Combating the Enemy in Time of War -- The Supreme Court and Military Justice -- The Judiciary and the Recurso de Amparo -- Law and the Boundaries of Prudential Self-Limitation -- Constitutionalization without Transition: Prompting the Dual Constitution of 1980 -- The 1980 Constitution and Its Discontents -- Making Sense of the Making of the Dictatorship's Constitution -- Prompting the Decision to Enact a New Constitution -- Permanent Military Rule and the Emergence of "The Transition."

"It is widely believed that autocratic regimes cannot limit their powers through institutions of their own making. This book presents a surprising challenge to this view. It demonstrates that the Chilean armed forces were constrained by institutions of their own design. Based on extensive documentation of military decision making, much of it long classified and previously unavailable, this book reconstructs the politics of institutions within the recent Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990).

It examines the structuring of institutions at the apex of the military Junta, the relationship of military rule with the prior constitution, the intra-military conflicts that led to the promulgation of the 1980 constitution, the logic of institutions contained in the new constitution, and how the constitution constrained the military Junta after it went into force in 1981. This provocative account reveals the standard account of the dictatorship as a personalist regime with power concentrated in Pinochet to be grossly inaccurate."--BOOK JACKET.

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