Parties, Elections, and Political Participation in Latin America

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

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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 (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Introduction
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
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