Parties, Elections, and Political Participation in Latin America

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.04
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $7.04   
  • New (2) from $64.05   
  • Used (4) from $7.04   


First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

The fifth of seven volumes in the series. The study of elections in Latin America was interrupted by the authoritarian interlude from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s. So, in the early research on electoral behavior, Mexico's barely competitive elections receive considerable attention. In essays from the 1970s, the scholarship on political behavior seeks to understand the relationship between participation, democracy, and authoritarianism. In the 1980s and 1990s, the return to democratic regimes reopens questions about the role of parties, elections, and participation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Responsible Parties in Latin America 1
The Mexican Elections of 1958: Affirmation of Authoritarianism? 18
Bases of Support for Mexico's Dominant Party 41
Democratic Political Campaigning in Latin America: A Typological Approach to Cross-Cultural Research 56
Political Primitivism, Differential Socialization, and Lower-Class Leftist Radicalism 86
The Scope of the Chilean Party System 103
Social Structure, Social Context, and Partisan Mobilization: Urban Workers in Chile 124
The Socio-Economic Determinants of Popular-Authoritarian Electoral Behavior: The Case of Peronism 151
Criticism, Cynicism, and Political Evaluation: A Venezuelan Example 175
Political Participation in Latin America: Levels, Structure, Context, Concentration and Rationality 191
Electoral Change in the One-Party Dominant Mexican Polity, 1958-73: Evidence from Mexico City 223
The Popular Parties: Brazil and Argentina in a Latin American Perspective 242
Incumbency and Electoral Turnover in Latin America 261
Electoral Struggles in a Neighborhood on the Periphery of Sao Paulo 275
Political Parties and Democratization in Brazil and the Southern Cone 299
Attitudes Towards Democracy in Argentina During the Transition Period 329
Formal Versus Substantive Democracy: Poor People's Politics in Mexico City 343
The Brazilian Voter in Democratic Transition, 1974-1982 371
Whither the PRI? Explaining Voter Defection in the 1988 Mexican Presidential Elections 393
Acknowledgments 409
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)