by Raanan Rein
Populism has been one of the most important phenomena in the political and social history of Latin America. In the Shadow of Peron challenges several commonly held assumptions about the nature of populism and the relations between the charismatic leader and the popular masses. Devoted to the second line of Peronist leadership in Argentina from the 1940s onwards, it focuses on the figure of Juan Atilio Bramuglia, who tried to offer an alternative path for the movement. The volume stresses the heterogeneous nature of Peronism and traces the various ideological sources of its doctrine. It also analyzes Peron's machinations in order to maintain his leadership and eliminate any opposition within the movement.
|Publication date:||22nd May 2008|
|Publisher:||Stanford University Press|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Politics & government,|
Raanan Rein is Professor of Spanish and Latin American History and Director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of numerous books and articles as well as the co-editor of the journal Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe.More About Raanan Rein