Pablo Cuevas Valdés and Teresa Rojas Martini



The Neoliberal Chilean Process Four Decades after the Coup

The authors argue that in Chile, the process of changing from an economic model based on industrial production to one oriented toward exports of specialized products ruptured the mechanisms of political legitimacy linked to the former. At first, this rupture took the form of violent authoritarianism that imposed an intensification of exploitation, deregulation of labor, and reduction of state social services, among other things. Subsequently, a political and economic order was constructed to legitimate the new structure of social reproduction, but the legitimacy of that order has begun to show signs of crisis.

neoliberalism, Chile, reproduction of capital, pattern of legitimacy, transition, democracy

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 40, No. 4 (2013): 25-37


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