CHILE: Orthodoxy and heterodoxy on the right1

Stéphanie Alenda, Carmen Le Foulon, Julieta Suárez-Cao

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Stéphanie Alenda, Carmen Le Foulon, and Julieta Suárez-Cao explore how intellectual traditions and ideological influences after 1973 helped shape the contemporary Chilean right. These influences are manifested in three distinct political families: a subsidiary right, a libertarian orthodox right, and a solidary right. Based on a survey applied to almost 700 right-wing party cadres, the authors of this chapter build categories of right-wing elites along the state-market axis. They demonstrate that the subsidiary approach, established during the 1973-1989 military regime, keeps predominating among right-wing party leaderships. Differences are more apparent along the sociocultural axis than along state-market dividing line. Beyond political values, party allegiance also shows significant results. Finally, the authors reveal that within the coalition between new and conventional parties on the right-denominated Let’s go Chile (Chile Vamos)-there is disagreement between a core group displaying pro-market and conservative moral values, and a heterodox cluster of members supporting state-centred and morally liberal positions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Right in the Americas
Subtitle of host publicationDistinct Trajectories and Hemispheric Convergences, from the Origins to the Present
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781000910742
ISBN (Print)9781032402741
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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