Notes about politics and subsidiarity in Jaime Guzmán’s thought

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Abstract

The present article explores the relationship between politics, economics, and subsidiarity in the thought of Jaime Guzmán. First, I emphasize the need for a reading of Guzmán’s ideas in their political context, and specifically in light of his anti-communism. Second, I analyze his understanding of subsidiarity, a central aspect of the new regime established during the military dictatorship, which I read as a particularly individualistic version of the concept. This made it possible for Guzmán to collaborate with the economists from Chicago without abandoning his own conservatism. Finally, I address some of the tensions that arise from the peculiar synthesis built by Guzmán.

Translated title of the contributionNotes about politics and subsidiarity in Jaime Guzmán’s thought
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)503-521
Number of pages19
JournalRevista de Ciencia Politica
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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