How was Chile transformed both politically and ecomically during the two decades of centre-left coalition (Concertacion) government that followed the country's return to democracy in 1990? How did the coalition manage to hold on to power for so long-but t longer? And were its policies in fact substantially different from those that preceded them? Addressing these questions, the authors of this landmark volume critically assess the successes and failures of Concertacion politics and policies in post-Pichet Chile.
Kirsten Sehnbruch is director of the Centre for New Development Thinking at the Department of Economics, University of Chile. She is author of The Chilean Labour Market: A Key to Understanding Latin American Labour Markets. Peter M. Siavelis is professor of political science and director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Wake Forest University, USA. His publications include The President and Congress in Postauthoritarian Chile and (with Scott Morgenstern) Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection in Latin America.