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Building democracy in Latin America

Author: John A Peeler
Publisher: Boulder : Rienner, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Approaching the topic from within the general realm of liberal democratic theory, Peeler (political science, Bucknell U.) describes the processes of democratization in Latin America in recent years. Writing at a level suitable for beginning undergraduates, he presents chapters on democracy in the Latin American tradition, institutions for stabilizing and consolidating democracies, factors of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Peeler
ISBN: 9781588266118 1588266117
OCLC Number: 230916722
Description: vii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Basic issues in democratic theory --
Democracy and the Latin American tradition --
Foundations : establishing democracy --
Maintenance : stabilization and consolidation --
Destabilization, deconsolidation, decay --
Latin American democracy today --
A new vision of democracy in a globalized world.
Responsibility: John Peeler.
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Presents an analysis of the democratic experience in Latin America. This book reflects important developments both in the region and in the comparative politics literature. It focuses on the adequacy  Read more...

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"This is a very good book.... [It] will probably stand for some time as the best introduction to Latin America's complex experience with democracy." - Political Science Quarterly "An excellent Read more...

 
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