Democracy in Latin America

Democracy in Latin America : Political Change in Comparative Perspective

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 157.5 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 58 maps, halftones & line illus.
  • 0195157583
  • 9780195157581

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, 1900-2000show more

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