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The Constitution of Tyranny: Res Publica and Authorization Politics in Latin America

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dc.contributor.author Loveman, Brian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:31:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:31:56Z
dc.date.issued 1988 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-20 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-07-20 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/744
dc.description.abstract "From the time of Spanish conquest and the constitution of empire in the Western Hemisphere in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the legal and moral foundations of Latin American society rest on the fundamental premise that the State, through governmental policy and administration, is responsible for defining and achieving the 'common good'. In this sacred mission, derived from the delegation of heavenly authority to secular princes, the State must not be blocked by private interests or individual claims, nor must private property or private economic activity be allowed to interfere with the ultimate mission: providing for the common welfare. With society conceived in the Thomistic tradition as a unified, organic, hierarchical, functionally specialized system of relations regulated by the 'natural' direction of the State/rulers, private interest and individual 'rights' must be subordinated to the common welfare in order to achieve social peace and harmony. From its inception, thus, Latin American society has been state-centered, with both popular and elite expectations focused on state initiative, even when the reality of daily life demanded circumvention of state generated policy and regulation." en_US
dc.subject governance and politics en_US
dc.title The Constitution of Tyranny: Res Publica and Authorization Politics in Latin America en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Conference on Res Publica: East and West en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates October 10-14, 1988 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Dubronvnik, Yugoslovia en_US

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