The Construction of Democracy: Lessons from Practice and Research

The Construction of Democracy: Lessons from Practice and Research


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801885952
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 07/06/2007
Series: Democratic Transition and Consolidation
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jorge I. Domínguez is the Antonio Madero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics at Harvard University and an advisor to the Club of Madrid. He is the author and editor of several books, including Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America, also by Johns Hopkins University Press. Anthony Jones is executive director of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America, on the Board of Directors of the Club of Madrid, an affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University. He has authored and edited ten books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Macro Issues of Democratic Construction     1
Building and Sustaining a Contemporary Democratic State   Jorge I. Dominguez   Anthony Jones     3
Strengthening Pluralism and Public Participation in New Democracies   Grzegorz Ekiert   Anna Grzymala-Busse     20
Economic Challenges for the New Democracies   Andrew Richards     45
Elected Institutions of the Democratic State     77
Constitutional Design and the Construction of Democracy: A Citizenship Regime Perspective   Richard Simeon   Luc Turgeon     79
Executive-Legislative Relations and Democratic Consolidation: A Review and Some Questions   Antonio Octavio Cintra   Marcelo Barroso Lacombe     103
Implementing the Policies of the Democratic State     121
Toward More Balanced Approaches in the Reform of the State   Jose Luis Mendez     123
Military, Police, Politics, and Society: Does Latin America Have a Democratic Model?   Rut Diamint     148
Controlling Corruption: Government Accountability, Business Ethics, and Sectoral Reform   Susan Rose-Ackerman     177
The Democratic State in Practice     201
Brazil: The Ethics of Responsibility   Fernando HenriqueCardoso     205
Latin America: National and Global Factors in Democratization and Democratic Consolidation   Cesar Gaviria     209
Democracy: A View from India   Inder K. Gujral     218
Portugal: Executive-Legislative Relations   Anibal Cavaco Silva     221
The Latin American Military Enigma   Carlos Blanco     224
Epilogue   Jorge I. Dominguez     239
List of Contributors     241
Index     245

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