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The quality of democracy in Latin America

Author: Daniel H Levine; José Enrique Molina
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011.
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In considering the nature and future prospects of the current wave of democracies in Latin America, analysis has shifted from a concern with regime change, transitions, and consolidation to a focus on the quality of these democracies. To what extent, for example, do citizens participate and influence decisionmaking? Are elections free and fair? Are there ways of ensuring government accountability? Do unelected power  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel H Levine; José Enrique Molina
ISBN: 9781588267610 158826761X 9781588267863 1588267865
OCLC Number: 663773480
Description: vii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Evaluating the quality of democracy in Latin America / Daniel H. Levine, José E. Molina --
Measuring the quality of democracy / Daniel H. Levine, José E. Molina --
Chile : a model case? / Leticia M. Ruiz Rodríguez --
Argentina : resilience in the face of challenges / Mark P. Jones, Juan Pablo Micozzi --
Mexico : weak state, weak democracy / Claudio A. Holzner --
Brazil : the persistence of oligarchy / Alfred P. Montero --
Bolivia : the growth of grassroots participation / Martín Mendoza-Botelho --
Nicaragua : chapiolla democracy / Salvador Martí i Puig --
Colombia : the effects of violence / Erika Moreno --
Venezuela : the impact of recent flectoral processes / Valia Pereira Almao, Carmen Pérez Baralt --
The quality of democracy : strengths and weaknesses in Latin America / Daniel H. Levine, José E. Molina.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel H. Levine, Jose E. Molina.
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Furthering a new approach of focusing analysis on the quality of Latin American democracies, rather than regime change, the authors examine the democratic systems in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,  Read more...

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