This comparative analysis of recent transitions to democracy in Argentina and Chile examines (1) the impact of the type of transition on democratic consolidation; (2) how resolving the problem of past human rights violations has influenced civil-military relations and democratic stability; and (3) what has been the role of human rights NGOs, the Catholic Church, and political parties. A major conclusion is that state-civil society linkages are important to understanding democratic transition and consolidation and that these linkages have unfortunately been deemphasised in much recent transition theory.
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