Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America

Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America

by Jorge I. Dominguez
     
 

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The Latest Edition of this acclaimed text examines four themes vital to building market-oriented democracies in Latin America: the development of democratic institutions, globalization's impact, sociopolitical integration, and market reforms. Within these broad themes, the contributors explore how issues such as the performance of political parties, civilian control

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The Latest Edition of this acclaimed text examines four themes vital to building market-oriented democracies in Latin America: the development of democratic institutions, globalization's impact, sociopolitical integration, and market reforms. Within these broad themes, the contributors explore how issues such as the performance of political parties, civilian control of the military, human rights protections, and executive-legislative relations are playing out in eight countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. They find a mixed record on many fronts and discuss the uncertain state of democracy in several Latin American states in light of recent institutional setbacks and attempts to overhaul the political sphere.

Editorial Reviews

Foreign Affairs
Takes a close look at the status of democratic regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean... A remarkable collaborative achievement and provides a quick, authoritative, and handy reference that will be invaluable to students.

Revista
This book is pioneering in its approach and striking in its findings. It is essential reading for anyone interested in economic development in Mexico and Latin America or development economics.

Foreign Affairs - Richard Feinberg
Solid, well-informed... the writing is sophisiticated enough to interest specialists but accessible enough for lay readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801871207
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2003
Series:
An Inter-American Dialogue Book
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jorge I. Domínguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including Consolidating Mexico's Democracy: The 2006 Presidential Campaign in Comparative Perspective and Democratic Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean, both published by Johns Hopkins. Michael Shifter is president of the Inter-American Dialogue and adjunct professor of Latin American studies at Georgetown University.

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