National, democratic and social:

Vol. 41 No. 2 (2021)

Apr-Jun / 2021
Published March 30, 2021
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Bandeira, Julia Veiga Vieira Mancio, and Pedro Perfeito da Silva. 2021. “National, Democratic and social:: Chilean Developmentalism During Radical Governments”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 41 (2), 385-401.

National, democratic and social:

Chilean developmentalism during radical governments

Julia Veiga Vieira Mancio Bandeira
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Porto Alegre/RS, Brasil.
Pedro Perfeito da Silva
Universidade Centro-Europeia – CEU, Viena, Áustria.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 41 No. 2 (2021), Apr-Jun / 2021, Pages 385-401


The first Chilean developmental experience occurred during the fourteen years (1938-1952) of democratic governments of the Radical Party. This party, despite being composed by the middle classes, had the social question and the reduction of external dependence as central concerns. Thus, the aim of this article is to understand the specificities of Developmental and Radical governments in Chile, starting from the argument that they pursued, simultaneously, the construction of a national, democratic and social development. To do so, the concept of developmentalism itself will be explored to analyze the economic policy of the period.

JEL Classification: N16; O10; O20.

Keywords: Developmentalism, Chile, radical party