Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile

Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile

by John B. Londregan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521037263

ISBN-13: 9780521037266

Pub. Date: 05/17/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The 1980s and 1990s have seen several authoritarian governments voluntarily cede power to constitutionally elected democratic governments. John Londregan uses Chile as a case study of this phenomenon, exploring what sorts of guarantees are required for those who are ceding power and how those guarantees later work out in practice. He constructs an analytical model

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Overview

The 1980s and 1990s have seen several authoritarian governments voluntarily cede power to constitutionally elected democratic governments. John Londregan uses Chile as a case study of this phenomenon, exploring what sorts of guarantees are required for those who are ceding power and how those guarantees later work out in practice. He constructs an analytical model of a democratic transition and provides a new statistical technique for analyzing legislative votes, based on a detailed empirical analysis of Chile's legislative politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521037266
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/17/2007
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Ideology and valence; 2. Accident and force; 3. Legislative institutions in the constitution of 1980; 4. Roll-call votes and senate committees; 5. The Labor committee; 6. The Education committee; 7. The Constitution committee; 8. Legislative politics and Chile's transition toward democracy; Conclusion; Appendix: estimating preferences from voting records; Bibliography; Index.

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