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By James O'Connor


ISBN-13: 0631149473978

ISBN-10: 0631135529

ISBN-13: 9780631135524

O'Connor, a Neo-Marxist, contends that individualist ethics in the USA became tremendous high priced to the world's such a lot complex capitalist society.

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It is under conditions of democratic institutionalization that more peaceful and consensual forms of political conflict and competition develop, the converse being the case when a broad democratic consensus is considered by the participants to be absent. Of course, democracy necessitates self-determination. Certainly a selfrespecting democratic power should not seek to have a retinue of subservient client-states as its international environment. The determination of foreign governments for economic control is the least legitimate type of clientelism, as it undermines the autonomy of governments necessary to further national development.

The absence of democracy! If these Latins would only learn the art of determining governments through election, as opposed to violence, and bind their polity to the rule of law, the problem would be solved. In a sense, it was only natural. Democracy is the method of government best known to American officials, one that has benefited and worked well for their nation. Governability would be the logical result of democracy if only it were adequately supported by the local people. Beyond these problems of obtaining a stable environment for trade and investment, we must keep in mind the particular importance of rallying public support for foreign policy in the United States because of the highly decentralized nature of its regime and party system.

0pt ——— Normal PgEnds: [18], (10 introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 19 of government, institutionalized political democracy is the most consensual one; it ultimately must rest on broad domestic support. Carlos Altamirano, the former secretary general of the Chilean Socialist Party during Salvador Allende’s social revolutionary experiment, has stated: “In Latin America there is not a properly democratic culture, neither in the dominant classes nor the left.

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