Democracy in Latin America : Political Change in Comparative Perspective
Democracy in Latin America examines the processes of democratization in Latin America over the past twenty years. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the issues inherent in the move toward democracy-including elections, culture, representation, poverty, and criminality. Organized thematically, with a unique historical perspective, the book focuses on six paradigmatic case studies in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
- Hardback | 400 pages
- 157.5 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
- 01 Mar 2005
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 58 maps, halftones & line illus.
Table of contents
Preface ; Tables ; Figures ; Maps ; Introduction: Dimensions of Democracy ; PART I. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES, 1900-2000 ; 1. Cycles of Electoral Democracy ; 2. Transitions and Continuities ; 3. The Military: Heading for the Exits? ; 4. Global Contexts, International Forces ; PART II. THE ELECTORAL ARENA ; 5. Exploring Institutional Alternatives: Presidentialism or Parliamentarism? ; 6. Varieties of Presidentialism ; 7. Elections: Voters, Winners, Losers ; PART III. QUALITIES OF DEMOCRACY ; 8. State Capacity and Policy Performance ; 9. Democracy and Social Equity ; 10. Freedoms, Rights, and Illiberal Democracy ; 11. The People's Verdict ; 12. The Taming of Democracy ; Epilogue: The Challenge of Democracy ; Appendices ; 1. Classification of Electoral Regimes, 1900-2000