Clients and Radicals

Susan C. Stokes

in Cultures in Conflict

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780520086173
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916234 | DOI:
Clients and Radicals

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This chapter provides a line-grained analysis of the political action and worldviews of Independencia's inhabitants, revealing a bifurcated local political culture reflecting the shift to a movement politics along with the survival of clientelism. Decades of clientelist ties between the state and the poor during the period of the oligarchic state, the new ethic of participation of the Velasco era, and the reproduction of both clientelism and a movement politics with the revival of civilian government all encouraged a complex political culture among the urban poor. This culture exhibited two distinct and conflicting patterns of belief and action, labeled clientelism and radicalism.

Keywords: clientelism; Independencia; political culture; movement politics; Velasco era; civilian government; radicalism

Chapter.  8622 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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