This provocative volume emphasizes the necessity of coming to grips with historic and contemporary corporatism in order to fully comprehend Latin American and Iberian development on its own terms and in its own sociopolitical context. Professor Wiarda fully explores corporatism—its theory and practice (and the vast gap between the two), its ideology and historical roots, and its sociology and political economy. Providing background materials, comparative and empirical data, and case studies, he uncovers new areas of research for historians, social scientists, and area specialists. Although the focus of this potentially controversial book is on Latin American development, it shows as well how corporatism has relevance for our understanding of recent changes in the United States and other advanced industrial societies.
Table of Contents
Westview Replica Editions -- Preface -- Introduction: The Study of Corporatism and Development in Iberia and Latin America -- The Making of a Latin Americanist: A Note on Corporatism and Its Sociology of Knowledge -- Is Latin America Democratic and Does It Want to Be? The Crisis and Quest of Democracy in the Hemisphere -- Corporatist Theory and the Corporatist Model -- The Latin American Development Pattern -- Toward a Framework for the Study of Political Change in the Iberic-Latin Tradition: The Corporative Model -- Alternative Paradigms: The “Conflict” and “Consensus” Models -- Corporatism and Development in the Iberic-Latin World: Persistent Strains and New Variations -- Corporatist Theory and Ideology: A Latin American Development Paradigm -- Comparative Studies: Theoretical and Empirical -- The Struggle for Democracy and Human Rights in Latin America: Toward a New Conceptualization -- The Corporative Origins of the Iberian and Latin American Labor Relations Systems -- Does Europe Still Stop at the Pyrenees? Politics and the Party Systems of Spain and Portugal -- Does the Future Still Lie in Bolivia? Politics and the Stages of Corporative Development in Latin America -- Comparative and Theoretical Research in Progress -- Country Studies -- A Dominican Case Study and the Corporatist Model -- The Brazilian Catholic Labor Movement -- The Corporatist Tradition and the Corporative System in Portugal: Structured, Evolving, Transcended, Persistent -- Cuba: Is It Also Corporatist and Bureaucratic-Authoritarian? -- The Latin Americanization of the United States -- Conclusion -- Corporatism in Iberian and Latin American Political Analysis: Criticisms, Qualifications, and the Context and “Whys” of the Debate