This paper examines the evolution of Chile as a nation and society from the middle of the twentieth century. Any thorough grasp of this period requires an understanding of the relationships among the players, the gestation and development of their relationships, and the conditions under which their interactions occurred, as well as the rules of the game governing the entire scenario. Two useful tools can be profitably combined for the purpose: the concept of a socio-political matrix and neo-institutional analysis.
Garretón M., M.A. The Socio-Political Matrix and Economic Development in Chile. (2007) 25 pp.