Accession Number : ADA124646


Title :   Area Handbook Series: Chile: A Country Study


Corporate Author : AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC FOREIGN AREA STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Merrill, Andrea T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124646.pdf


Report Date : May 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 312


Abstract : This volume is one of a continuing series of books prepared by Foreign Area Studies, The American University, under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program. The last page of this book provides a listing of other published studies. Each book in the series deals with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its economic, national security, political, and social systems and institutions and examining the interrelationships of those systems and institutions and the ways that they are shaped by cultural factors. The authors seek to provide a basic insight and understanding of the society under observation, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal of it. The study focuses on historical antecedents and on the cultural, political, and socioeconomic characteristics that contribute to cohesion and cleavage within the society. Particular attention is given to the origins and traditions of the people who make up the society, their dominant beliefs and values, their community of interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with the national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward the social system and political order within which they live.


Descriptors :   *CHILE , *CULTURE , *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , *HISTORY , *POLITICAL SCIENCE , AGRICULTURE , DEMOGRAPHY , ECONOMICS , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , LABOR , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , NATIONAL SECURITY , SOCIETIES , SOCIOLOGY , TELECOMMUNICATIONS , TRANSPORTATION


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE