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Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism

The Corporatist Wave

Antonio Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon, Portugal)



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26 June 2019
Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism focuses on the reverse-wave of dictatorships that emerged in Latin America during the 1930s and the transnational dissemination of authoritarian institutions in the era of fascism.

Antonio Costa Pinto revisits the study of authoritarian alternatives to liberal democracy in 1930s Latin America from the perspective of the diffusion of corporatism in the world of inter-war dictatorships. The book explores what drove the horizontal spread of corporatism in Latin America, the processes and direction of transnational diffusion, and how social and political corporatism became a central set of new institutions utilized by dictatorships during this era. These issues are studied through a transnational and comparative research design to reveal the extent of Latin America's participation during the corporatist wave which by 1942 had significantly reduced the number of democratic regimes in the world.

This book is essential reading for students studying Latin American history, 1930s dictatorships and authoritarianism, and the spread of corporatism.
By:   Antonio Costa Pinto (University of Lisbon Portugal)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780367243852
ISBN 10:   0367243857
Series:   Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right
Pages:   118
Publication Date:   26 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Antonio Costa Pinto is Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University, Georgetown University and a senior visiting fellow at Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley and New York University. He is the author of The Nature of Fascism Revisited (2012) and co-edited Rethinking Fascism and Dictatorship in Europe (2014) and Corporatism and Fascism (2017).

Reviews for Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism: The Corporatist Wave

In this new era of decline of the liberal democracies and questions about the viability of the liberal world economic order, this survey of the wave of corporatist regimes which swept Latin America in the 1930s is of great relevance. An expert on European fascism, Professor Costa has effectively used his extensive knowledge of that experience to provide an informed comparative analysis of the numerous anti-liberal and anti-democratic regimes which emerged in the interwar period in the Americas. Herbert S. Klein, Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History Columbia University This is a new key book by Antonio Costa Pinto, the world expert on corporatism and dictatorship. It is an essential reading for all those interested in the relationship between authoritarianism and capitalism, fascism and consensus and Latin American and global history. Focusing on Latin America in the era of fascism, Costa Pinto traces the roots of the first wave of attacks against democracy in the region and beyond. This excellent book allows us understand them (..). This is no small achievement. Federico Finchelstein, Professor of History, New School for Social Research

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