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The Dictator's Last Bow

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Augusto Pinochet Ugarte arrived home in Chile to find that a man he had once imprisoned was about to become president. Ricardo Lagos, a Socialist, had defeated Christian Democrat Andrés Zaldivar to ... More


Ousting General Pinochet

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the civilian uprising that ended Chile’s 16-year-long military dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet. In the mid-1980s, citizens formed the Democratic Alliance to help ... More


The Commander

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

A few days after President Aylwin's inauguration, Pinochet had a meeting with the civilian official who in theory would be his new boss: Defense Minister Patricio Rojas, a Christian Democrat. Rojas ... More


Elections and the Military

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

As Chile approached its first presidential election since Pinochet left office, the general mood was unmistakably optimistic, as if the country wanted to leave its polarized political past behind. ... More


London and Santiago

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

It had become Pinochet's custom to travel abroad in late September after Chile's two-day independence celebrations, the fiestas patrias, with its annual military parade. In 1998 he was looking ... More


Transferring Power

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Around midnight on October 5, 1988, the commanders of Chile's air force, navy, and national police entered La Moneda. They had received a summons from General Pinochet, who had just lost a one-man ... More


International Justice and the International Criminal Court: Between Sovereignty and the Rule of Law

Bruce Broomhall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274246
eISBN:
9780191719585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274246.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Since the Nuremberg Trials of top Nazi leaders following the Second World War, international law has affirmed that no-one, whatever their rank or office, is above accountability for their crimes. Yet ... More


Impact on the Immunity of States and their Officials

Thilo Rensmann

in The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565221
eISBN:
9780191705281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The Pinochet decision of the House of Lords held that the former Chilean head of state Augusto Pinochet did not enjoy immunity from criminal prosecution in Britain. The decision was hailed by many as ... More


Introduction

Michael Byers

in The Role of Law in International Politics: Essays in International Relations and International Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244027
eISBN:
9780191713224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244027.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins by discussing the importance of March 24, 1999 in the contemporary history of international law and international relations. It then explains that on that day, the Judicial ... More


Kill the Bitch and You Finish the Spawn

Alan McPherson

in Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653501
eISBN:
9781469653525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653501.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of the coup of September 11, 1973. It is also a biography of coup leader Augusto Pinochet, who pretends to be a loyalist of civilian leaders such as Allende and Letelier, ... More


Introduction

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the image presented by Chilean presidential palace, La Moneda, which began life as a Spanish colonial mint in 1805, five years before the ... More


The Conciliator

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

On March 11, 1990, Pinochet handed over the presidential badge to his successor, if not all the power that office was meant to signify. According to protocol, the departing president is supposed to ... More


The Justice Dilemma

Daniel Krcmaric

in The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750212
eISBN:
9781501750236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750212.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyses the theory about the justice dilemma and derives testable hypotheses on how international justice shapes patterns of exile, civil war duration, and mass killing onset. It offers ... More


The Pinochet Dictatorship: Conflicting Histories and Memories, 1973–1990

Joanna Crow

in The Mapuche in Modern Chile: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044286
eISBN:
9780813046273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044286.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 explores the interactive dynamics of indigenous-state relations during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. It begins by outlining the brutality of state repression, the ... More


Intellectual Authors, 1996–2018

Alan McPherson

in Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653501
eISBN:
9781469653525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653501.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue ties up loose ends by narrating the experiences of all the important participants in the Letelier case: Isabel Letelier and her sons have grown old and beloved; Michael Moffitt ... More


After Pinochet: Developments on Head of State and Ministerial Immunities

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines how the important issues of international law relating to jurisdiction and immunity have, since the handing down of Pinochet, been evolving in a variety of leading courts. In ... More


Chile 1992: Bourdieu and Habit

Jon Beasley-Murray

in Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647149
eISBN:
9781452945941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647149.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the politics of habit within the context of posthegemony by focusing on Chile from the heyday of resistance to Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship in the 1980s, to the relative ... More


The Fear Is Over

Alan McPherson

in Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653501
eISBN:
9781469653525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653501.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter ends the narrative of the Letelier case with the 1995 decision by the Chilean Supreme Court to ratify the guilty verdict of the lower court in the case of Manuel Contreras and Pedro ... More


The Neoliberal Onslaught

Charles D. Ameringer

in The Socialist Impulse: Latin America in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033099
eISBN:
9780813038124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the adoption of neoliberalism shortly after the collapse of creole socialism. Compared to its predecessor, however, neoliberalism or free market policies were not popular in ... More


The Puzzling Resilience of Neoliberalism

Aldo Madariaga

in Neoliberal Resilience: Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182599
eISBN:
9780691201603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182599.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter begins with a militarized cell from the Chilean Communist Party that tried to kill General Augusto Pinochet, who was known for having participated in the bloody putsch against President ... More


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