Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America / Edition 3

Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America / Edition 3

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Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America / Edition 3

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780801890055
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 08/02/2008
Series: An Inter-American Dialogue Book
Edition description: third edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Contributors     xi
Acronyms and Abbreviations     xv
Emerging Trends and Determining Factors in Democratic Governance   Michael Shifter     3
The Fading Regional Consensus on Democratic Convergence   Laurence Whitehead     13
The Backlash against Market Reforms in Latin America in the 2000s   Javier Corrales     39
Political Inclusion and Social Inequality: Women, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous Peoples   Mala Htun     72
Country Studies
Argentina: Democracy and Institutional Weakness   Steven Levitsky     99
Bolivia: Evo Morales and Democracy   Eduardo A. Gamarra     124
Brazil: Democracy under Lula and the PT   David Samuels     152
Chile: The End of the Unfinished Transition   Peter M. Siavelis     177
Colombia: Democratic Security and Political Reform   Fernando Cepeda Ulloa     209
Mexico: Dysfunctional Democracy   Denise Dresser     242
Peru: A Missed Opportunity   Carlos Ivan Degregori     264
Venezuela: Delegative Democracy or Electoral Autocracy?   David J. Myers     285
Three Decades since the Start of the DemocraticTransitions   Jorge I. Dominguez     323
Notes     353
Index     401

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