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Human Rights, Political Oppression, and Social Development: the Chile Sanction

International Social Work , Volume 28 (4): 40 – Jan 1, 1985

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Sage Publications
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Copyright © 1985 by SAGE Publications
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0020-8728
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0020-8728
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10.1177/002087288502800407
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Human Rights, Political Oppression, and Social Development: the Chile Sanction

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Human Rights, Political Oppression, and Social Development: the Chile Sanction SAGE Publications, Inc.1985DOI: 10.1177/002087288502800407 Chauncey Alexander Third International Symposium, Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, Universite de Montreal HILE, a nation honored in world c history for its leadership struggle ~— toward independence and individual freedom, survives today as a social development case model of mechanisms of social control for enforcing a society's standards - the Chile sanction! Since the De Rozas/O'Higgins movement toward independence in 1810, the Chilean people have experienced military autocracy; the emergence of parliamentary government ; colonialism; congressional dictatorship; democratic-leftist coalitions; Christian Democratic; Democratic Socialist; and other political forms in their human drive for liberty. Now they have had a decade of dictatorship, a modern taste of the Dark Ages, which has debased human rights and reversed social development. The essential elements, drawn from the many definitions of social development, have been listed as (1) a concern with economic and political systems; (2) a concern, with science and technology as ways of promoting human functioning; (3) a concern with the success or failure of welfare institutions within a system; (4) a concern for finding means for the establishment of liberating and humanistic social policies;
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