Accession Number:

AD0683681

Title:

THE POLITICS OF EXILE: VIEWS OF THE GUATEMALAN EXPERIENCE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The document presents an analysis of the phenomenon of exile in Guatemala, based on interviews with 25 formerly exiled political figures. It considers whether persons are coerced into exile or seek asylum. A thesis is developed that exile affects the political system. It removes opposition leaders whose organizational skills are badly needed in a developing nation it curtails possibilities for compromise it radicalizes both the regime and the opposition. In the long run, repressive policies resulting in exile may breed violence as much as they reduce short-term threats to the regime. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE