This is an analysis of the relationship between large landownership and "representative
political activity" as one expression of political hegemony in the capitalist class
of Chile in the mid-1960s. We conceptualize landed corporate executives and principal
owners of capital and their non-landed counterparts in the largest corporations as
distinct "class segments"; and we analyze their comparative officeholding in parliament
and cabinet ministries and in the leadership of the political parties of the Right,
as well as the officeholding of their fathers and others in their immediate families.
The findings consistently show that the landed segment played a distinctive role
in the political leadership of the capitalist class. The problem of the "coalescence"
of agrarian property and corporate capital as a self-contradictory class situation
and its relevance for state policy is posed for further analysis.