New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence

New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence


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This volume describes and analyzes the proliferation of new mechanisms for participation in Latin American democracies and considers the relationship between direct participation and the consolidation of representative institutions based on more traditional electoral conceptions of democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137485465
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/18/2014
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Author Maxwell A. Cameron: Maxwell A. Cameron is a professor of Political Science at University of British Columbia.
Author Eric Hershberg: Eric Hershberg is the director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a professor of Government at American University.
Author Kenneth E. Sharpe: Kenneth E. Sharpe is the William R. Kenan junior professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Graphs, and Tables vii

Foreword Mark E. Warren ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Voice and Consequence: Direct Participation and Democracy in Latin America Maxwell A. Cameron Eric Hershberg Kenneth E. Sharpe 1

2 "We're Either Burned or Frozen Out": Society and Party Systems in Latin American Municipal Development Councils (Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico, and Brazil) Gisela Zaremberg 21

3 Participation as Representation: Democratic Policymaking in Brazil Thamy Pogrebinschi 53

4 Constrained Participation: The Impact of Consultative Councils on National-Level Policy in Mexico Felipe J. Hevia de la Jara Ernesto Isunza Vera 75

5 Learning to Be "Better Democrats"? The Role of Informal Practices in Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Experiences Françoise Montambeault 99

6 The Possibilities and Limits of Politicized Participation: Community Councils, Coproduction, and Poder Popular in Chávez's Venezuela Michael M. McCarthy 123

7 Direct Democracy in Uruguay and Venezuela: New Voices, Old Practices Alicia Lissidini 149

8 Participation and Representation in Oaxaca, Mexico's Customary Law Elections: Normative Debates and Lessons for Latin American Multiculturalism Todd A. Eisenstadt Jennifer Yelle 181

9 Elusive Demodiversity in Bolivia: Between Representation, Participation, and Self-Government José Luis Exeni Rodríguez 207

10 Institutionalized Voice in Latin American Democracies Maxwell A. Cameron Kenneth E. Sharpe 231

List of Contributors 251

Index 253

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