This book helps readers to understand the relationship between democracy and poverty in Chile. It suggests that a comprehensive understanding of Chile's history requires a critical reassessment of the relationship between the export-oriented economic model and electoral politics. .
1. Introduction 2. The Chilean Transition 3. The Pinochet Regime 4. From Critics to Celebrants 5. Democracy and Poverty or the Poverty of Democracy? 6. The Political Economy of the Aylwin Government 7. Social Movements and Electoral Politics 8. Limits to Aylwin's "Growth with Equity" 9. Conclusion 10. Epilogue