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Latin American Democratic Transformations explores the manner in which Latin American societies seek to consolidate and deepen their democracies in adverse domestic and international circumstances. The contributors engage recent debates on liberal and illiberal democracy and probe the complex connections between democratic politics and neoliberal, market-oriented reforms.
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Information about the Contributors.
Chapter 1. Institutions, Actors and Processes in theTransformation of Latin American Democracy (William C.Smith).
Part I. Debates on Democracy and Performance.
Chapter 2. Liberal and Illiberal Democracy in LatinAmerica (Peter H. Smith and Melissa R. Ziegler).
Chapter 3. Neoliberalism and Democracy in Latin America: AMixed Record (Kurt Weyland).
Chapter 4. The Uneven Performance of Third Wave Democracies:Electoral Politics and the Imperfect Rule of Law in LatinAmerica (Joe Foweraker and Roman Krznaric).
Part II. Institutions and the Travails of CompetitivePolitics.
Chapter 5. The Reelection Debate in Latin America (JohnM. Carey).
Chapter 6. Decentralization’s Nondemocratic Roots:Authoritarianism and Subnational Reform in Latin America(Kent Eaton).
Chapter 7. Institutional Change and Ethnic Parties in SouthAmerica (Donna Lee Van Cott).
Chapter 8. Expanding Accountability through ParticipatoryInstitutions: Mayors, Citizens, and Budgeting in ThreeBrazilian Municipalities (Brian Wampler).
Chapter 9. For a Few Senators More? NegotiatingConstitutional Changes during Chile’s Transition toDemocracy (Fredrik Uggla).
Chapter 10. Judicial Reform as Insurance Policy: Mexico inthe 1990s (Jodi Finkel).
Part III. Actors, Participation and MassPolitics.
Chapter 11. Indigenous Parties and Democracy in LatinAmerica (Raúl Madrid).
Chapter 12. Defining Rights in Democratization: The ArgentineGovernment and Human Rights Organizations, 1983-2003(Michelle D. Bonner).
Chapter 13. Mass Partisanship in Brazil (DavidSamuels).
Chapter 14. Brazil’s Agrarian Reform: DemocraticInnovation or Oligarchic Exclusion Redux? (Anthony W.Pereira).
Chapter 15. The Indian Movement and Political Democracyin Ecuador (León Zamosc).
Chapter 16. Local Democracy and the Transformation of PopularParticipation in Chile (Paul Posner).
Part IV. Challenges of Unstructured PoliticalMobilization.
Chapter 17. Indictments, Myths, and Citizen Mobilization inArgentina: A Discourse Analysis (Ariel C. Armony andVíctor Armony).
Chapter 18. Democracy Without Parties? Political Parties andRegime Change in Fujimori’s Peru (Stephen Levitskyand Maxwell Cameron).
Chapter 19. Social Correlates of Party System Demise andPopulist Resurgence in Venezuela (Kenneth Roberts).