Crisis, democracy, and the left in Peru

G. Rochabrun Silva

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In Peru, almost the entire left has replaced the themes of class struggle, revolution, and socialism with that of democracy, with all its virtues, problems, and possibilities. How can this shift be explained in the Peruvian case, and how should it be evaluated? Upon returning in 1980 to a political system based on elections and parliament, Peru experienced - and is still experiencing - the broadest political democracy in its history. But this is not a symptom of greater stability; rather, it is part of a very profound crisis. The present article is an attempt to support that statement. -from Author
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)77-96
Number of pages20
JournalLatin American Perspectives
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

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