This book focuses on economic, political, and cultural aspects of the transition from military rule to liberal democracy in Argentina. It discusses the factors leading to the demise of the military regime established in 1976 and the prospects for the institutionalization of democracy.
Part One: Politics, the Economy, and Society 1. Political Movements in Argentina: A Sketch from Past and Present 2. Can Argentina's Democracy Survive Economic Disaster? 3. Toward an Analysis of the Structural Basis of Coercion in Argentina: The Behavior of the Major Fractions ,of the Bourgeoisie, 1976–1983 4. Changes in Argentine Society: The Heritage of the Dictatorship 5. The Legitimation of Democracy Under Adverse Conditions: The Case of Argentina Part Two: Politics and Culture 6. The Culture of Fear in Civil Society, 7. Technocracy and National Identity: Attitudes Toward Economic Policy 8. Culture, Ideology, and Science 9. Elements for an Analysis of Argentine Culture