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The Resource The politics of clientelism in Colombia : democracy and the state, John D. Martz

The politics of clientelism in Colombia : democracy and the state, John D. Martz

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The politics of clientelism in Colombia : democracy and the state
Title
The politics of clientelism in Colombia
Title remainder
democracy and the state
Statement of responsibility
John D. Martz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Latin America the state is the prime regulator, coordinator, and pace-setter of the entire national system, the apex of the pyramid from which patronage, wealth, power, and programs flow. The state bears responsibility for the realization of civic needs, providing goods and services to each citizen. Doing so requires the exercise and maintenance of social and political control. It is John Martz's contention that clientelism underlines the fundamental character of Latin American social and political life. As the modernizing bureaucratic state has developed in Latin America, there has been a concurrent shifting away from clientelistic relationships. Yet in one form or another, political clientelism still remains central.Clientelism occurs when large numbers of low-status individuals, such as those in the slums of rural and underdeveloped areas, are protected by a powerful patron who defends their interests in return for deference or material reward. In Colombia the rural patron has become a member of the higher clientelistic system as well; he is dependent on a patron who operates at the national level. This enables urban elites to mobilize low-status clients for such acts as mass demonstrations of political loyalty to the regime. Thus, traditional clientelism has been modified through the process of modernization.Part One of The Politics of Clientelism examines Colombian politics, focusing on the incarnation and traditional forms of clientelism. Part Two explores the policies of Colombian governance, from the administrations of Lleras Camargo through Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala. Part Three discusses the modernization and restructuring of Colombia in recent decades under Belisario Betancur, Virgilio Barco, and Cesar Gaviria.As the modernizing bureaucratic state has unfolded, there has been a similar shift in many clientelistic relationships. Martz argues that, whether corporate clientelism remains or more democratic organization develo"--Provided by publisher
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Martz, John D.,
Dewey number
320.9861
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Patronage, Political
  • Patron and client
  • Democracy
  • State, The
  • Colombia
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The politics of clientelism in Colombia : democracy and the state, John D. Martz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published 1997 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-349) and index
Contents
chapter Introduction: The Plan of the Book -- part Part I: Conceptualizing Colombian Politics -- chapter 1 The Individual, the State, and Clientelism -- chapter 2 Colombia: Clientelism and the Patrimonial State -- chapter 3 Colombia: The Breakdown and Renewal of Clientelism -- part Part II: The Reimposition of Traditional Controls -- chapter 4 Setting the Foundations: Lleras Camargo (1958–62) -- chapter 5 Crises and Legitimation: Valencia (1962–66) -- chapter 6 Reformist Developmentalism: Lleras Restrepo (1966–70) -- chapter 7 The Drive for Consolidation: Pastrana (1970–74) -- chapter 8 The Quest for Redistribution: López Michelsen (1974–78) -- chapter 9 Traditionalism and Repression: Turbay (1978–82) -- part Part III: Modernization and Restructuring -- chapter 10 “Apertura” and the Reformist Impulse: Betancur (1982–86) -- chapter 11 The Shift from Biparty Government: Barco (1986–90) -- chapter 12 Modernization and Restructuring: Gaviria (1990–94)
Control code
9781315133935
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315133935
Other control number
10.4324/9781315133935
System control number
(OCoLC)1004370079
Label
The politics of clientelism in Colombia : democracy and the state, John D. Martz
Publication
Note
First published 1997 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-349) and index
Contents
chapter Introduction: The Plan of the Book -- part Part I: Conceptualizing Colombian Politics -- chapter 1 The Individual, the State, and Clientelism -- chapter 2 Colombia: Clientelism and the Patrimonial State -- chapter 3 Colombia: The Breakdown and Renewal of Clientelism -- part Part II: The Reimposition of Traditional Controls -- chapter 4 Setting the Foundations: Lleras Camargo (1958–62) -- chapter 5 Crises and Legitimation: Valencia (1962–66) -- chapter 6 Reformist Developmentalism: Lleras Restrepo (1966–70) -- chapter 7 The Drive for Consolidation: Pastrana (1970–74) -- chapter 8 The Quest for Redistribution: López Michelsen (1974–78) -- chapter 9 Traditionalism and Repression: Turbay (1978–82) -- part Part III: Modernization and Restructuring -- chapter 10 “Apertura” and the Reformist Impulse: Betancur (1982–86) -- chapter 11 The Shift from Biparty Government: Barco (1986–90) -- chapter 12 Modernization and Restructuring: Gaviria (1990–94)
Control code
9781315133935
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315133935
Other control number
10.4324/9781315133935
System control number
(OCoLC)1004370079

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