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The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Silvia Borzutzky

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Michelle Bachelet was the first elected female president of Chile, and the first woman elected president of any South American country. What was just as remarkable, though less noted, was the success ... More


Introduction

Gregory B. Weeks and Silvia Borzutzky

in The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book address the challenges inherent in protecting consensus and political stability while also seeking solutions to the political, social, and economic problems that have yet to be resolved in ... More


What It Takes to Win and What It Takes to Govern: Michelle Bachelet and the Concertación

Peter M. Siavelis

in The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter argues that much of what made Bachelet a very appealing candidate has contributed to making her an ineffective president. Siavelis argues that by the end of the Lagos administration the ... More


Parties, Personalities, and the President: The Challenges of the Bachelet Government's Political Narrative

Robert L. Funk

in The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter provides a follow-up to the themes outlined by Siavelis and goes deeper into the analysis of the Bachelet administration's unfulfilled political promises, such as gender parity, the ... More


Challenging the Consensus: The Politics of Protest and Policy Reform in Chile's Education System

Mary Rose Kubal

in The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter looks into a seminal event in the history of the Bachelet administration. In education, much as in the pension and labor areas, the Concertaciόn consensus was organized around the ... More


Contesting Private Property Rights: The Environment and Indigenous Peoples

Eduardo Silva and Patricio Rodrigo

in The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes the questions of consensus and conflict around property questions, state institutional development, and issues affecting indigenous peoples and the environment. It discusses the ... More


Conclusion Paved with Good Intentions: The Bachelet Administration and the Decline of Consensus

Aldo C. Vacs

in The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The chapters in this book have addressed some of the most critical problems of the Concertaciόn during the Bachelet administration and the erosion of the coalition's appeal. As the coalition ... More


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