The Catholic Church and Democracy in Chile and Peru

  • by Michael Fleet, Brian H. Smith

  • 392 pages, 6.00 x 9.00

  • Paperback | 9780268022525 | January 2000

  • Hardcover | 9780268008215 | February 1997

  • eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268079826 | November 2015

  • eBook (EPUB) | 9780268079833 | November 2015

  • Kellogg Institute Series on Democracy and Development


Recent changes imposed by the Vatican may redefine the Chilean and Peruvian Church's involvement in politics and social issues. Fleet and Smith argue that the Vatican has been moving to restrict the Chilean and Peruvian Church's social and political activities. Fleet and Smith have gathered documentary evidence, conducted interviews with Catholic elites, and compiled surveys of lay Catholics in the region. The result will help chart the future of the Church and Chile and Peru.