Between Tyranny and Anarchy: A History of Democracy in Latin America, 1800-2006

Between Tyranny and Anarchy: A History of Democracy in Latin America, 1800-2006

by Paul Drake
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804760012

ISBN-13: 9780804760010

Pub. Date: 03/16/2009

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Between Tyranny and Anarchy provides a comprehensive history and unique interpretation of efforts to establish democracies in the major Latin American countries. Drake takes an unusual interdisciplinary approach, combining history and political science with an emphasis on political institutions. He argues that, without a thorough examination of its historical roots

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Between Tyranny and Anarchy provides a comprehensive history and unique interpretation of efforts to establish democracies in the major Latin American countries. Drake takes an unusual interdisciplinary approach, combining history and political science with an emphasis on political institutions. He argues that, without a thorough examination of its historical roots and causes, Latin American theories of democracy cannot explain its failures, successes, and forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804760010
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Series:
Social Science History Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Map of Latin America xiv

1 The Theory and History of Latin American Democracy, 1800-2006 1

2 The Historical Evolution of Latin American Democratic Institutions, 1800-2006 23

3 The Bolivarian Legacy: Struggles Toward Democracy During the Wars for Independence, 1800s-1820s 52

4 The Archaeology of Democracy After Independence, 1820s-1870s 88

5 Oligarchic Republicanism, 1880s-1920s 126

6 Populist Democracy, 1930s-1970s 163

7 The Tsunami of Neoliberal Democracies, 1970s-2000s 201

8 Two Centuries of Building Democracy in Latin America, 1800-2006 244

Notes 249

Index 317

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