Fixing democracy : how power asymmetries help explain presidential powers in new constitutions, evidence from Latin America (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Fixing democracy : how power asymmetries help explain presidential powers in new constitutions, evidence from Latin America

Author: Javier Corrales
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press [2018] © 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a comprehensive reviews of constitutional change in Latin America, Fixing Democracy argues that the strongest predictor of whether a new constitution will expand or restrict presidential powers is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Javier Corrales
ISBN: 9780190868895 0190868899 9780190868901 0190868902
OCLC Number: 1048219687
Description: xi, 269 Seiten : Diagramme
Contents: Part I: The Argument1. Introduction: Fixing Democracy2. The Argument: Power Asymmetries, Constitutions, and Presidential PowersPart II: Explaining Constituent Assemblies and Presidential Powers3. Origins: Rise and Death of Constituent Assemblies in Latin America4. Content: Constitutional Rewrites and Changes in Presidential Powers Part III: Case Studies5. Venezuela: Extreme Variations in Power Asymmetries 6. Bolivia: Natural Resources, Demographics, and Reduced Asymmetry7. Ecuador: When the Opposition SplitsPart III: Power Asymmetry and Self-Dealing8. Term Limits: Self-Dealing, Power Asymmetries, and Changes to Time in OfficePart IV: Conclusion9. Conclusion
Responsibility: Javier Corrales.

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This book is an important contribution to the field of neo-institutionalism in comparative politics. It fills a gap in knowledge of the reasons why presidential powers expand or contract in the Read more...

 
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