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About Alan Angell


Alan Angell is emeritus fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He was formerly a lecturer in Latin American politics and director of the Latin American Centre. In 2008 he was made a Gran Oficial of the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins by the government of Chile.

Among Alan Angell's books are Politics and the Labour Movement in Chile (1972); (co-edited with Benny Pollack) The Legacy of Dictatorship: Political, Economic and Social Change in Pinochet's Chile (1993); En Busca de la Utopia: La Politica Chilena entre Alessandri y Pinochet (1994); (co-edited with Rachel Sieder & Line Schjolden) The Judicialisation of Politics in Latin America (Palgrave 2006); and Democracy after Pinochet: Politics, Parties and Elections in Chile (Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2007)

Articles by Alan Angell

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Chile's coup: the perspective of forty years

The military seizure of power in Chile on 11 September 1973 continues to influence the country's politics, and its reverberations around the world were also to last for decades. Alan Angell, a distinguished scholar of Chile, reflects on the legacy of the coup and the reasons for its enduring impact.

Chile: the right in power

Sebastian Piñera has ended two decades of centre-left rule in Chile. The new president now faces the tough challenge of creating a liberal and democratic right free from the negative associations of the Augusto Pinochet era, says Alan Angell.

The Pinochet regime: an accounting

Augusto Pinochet's supporters make three key claims about his record in office as president of Chile. Alan Angell tests them against reality.
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