2 edition of Democratic Latin America found in the catalog.
Democratic Latin America
Craig L. Arceneaux
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Craig L. Arceneaux|
|LC Classifications||JL966 .A74 2013|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2011042912|
Scott Mainwaring is Chair and Professor of Government at the University of Notre Dame. He is author or co-editor of Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America (Stanford University Press, ), Issues in Democratic Consolidation: The New South American Democracies in Comparative Perspective (University of Notre Dame Press, ), The Progressive Church in Latin America 5/5(1). He also went to Israel, where many Latin American Jews have made aliyah. The result was his engaging work of first-person journalism, “The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America,” which this week won the spring Natan Notable Book Award from the Jewish Book Council. It comes with a $5, award.
The expansion of democracy in some regions was stunning. In Latin America only Colombia, Costa Rica, and Venezuela were democratic by and only Cuba and Haiti remained authoritarian by , when the wave had swept across twenty countries. Huntington points out that three-fourths of the new democracies were Roman Catholics. The State of Democracy in Latin America presents a critical analysis of the contemporary democratic state in Latin America. In a shift away from the more typical analyses of Latin American political change during the s, this book presents a more state-centric perspective that seeks to explain why transitions to democracy and trends towards better governance have failed to Pages:
The idea that the United States can and should help Latin America achieve democracy has been a recurrent theme in U.S. foreign policy throughout the twentieth century. By the s, it had become virtually unchallenged doctrine, broadly supported on a bipartisan basis. Yet no systematic and comparative study of U.S. attempts to promote Latin American democracy has ever been published . Democracy in Latin America examines democratic transition and consolidation in post-authoritarian and post-civil war Latin America. Its central premise is that the fundamental prerequisite of.
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At a time when Latin American politics is undergoing profound changes in a post-democratic era, this book is timely and a must read for all students of Latin America.' - Arturo Sotomayor, Associate Professor of Political Science and Democratic Latin America book of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at San AntonioCited by: 2.
“Democratic Latin America is without peer. Joining concepts with country cases, it is the only book to examine democratic practices in the region from the vantage point of political institutions.
Impeccably researched and stylishly written, Cited by: 2. Book Description. This much-expanded and updated second edition of Democratic Latin America takes an institutional approach to Latin American politics to discuss contemporary politics and to highlight how past politics have shaped current institutional draws explicit connections between certain political features- such as fragmentation, efficiency, accountability, instability.
Latest book reviews, author interviews, and reading trends. “Corruption has historically been a hurdle for Latin America, undermining growth, democracy and governance, and violating the. "Democratic Governance in Latin America is a great book on an important topic.
It helps fill a substantial gap in the scholarly literature: it examines what democracies actually do, rather than what―according to some observers―they should do, and it seeks to advance toward measurement based on actual, observable policy outcomes.". By Jorge I. Domínguez Democratic institutions are facing stress throughout Latin America and experiencing serious challenges in some countries.
The public has had little confidence in political parties and Congress for many years in most countries. General support for democratic regimes and satisfaction with their performance weakened at the beginning of this decade.
For those interested in democratic transition and consolidation, social movements, and gender politics, this volume is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing analysis available of how women's groups are helping to reshape Latin America.
The contributors document and assess the remarkable wave of women's political participation in Latin America over the past two decades. The loss of public trust in Latin America is not new, but the erosion of democratic norms in the pandemic arrived at a time when the region’s economic growth and social progress were already.
At first, the democratic idea seemed to work for Latin America, bringing unprecedented economic growth, the modest rise of a middle class and a dip. Democracy has come a long way in Latin America and we can draw encouragement from the region's historic rejection of military dictatorships and bloody civil conflicts (although the one in Colombia continues unabated).
Yet, for all of the steps in the right direction, democracy in Latin America still faces many challenges. Latin America has seen a great extension of democratic government over the past twenty years.
However democratisation has proved problematic in a number of ways: many Latin American countries have seen little per capita growth; poverty Cited by: We live in an increasingly federalized world. This fact has generated interest in how federal institutions shape politics, policy-making, and the quality of life of those living in federal systems.
In Federalism and Democracy in Latin America, Edward L. Gibson brings together a distinguished group of scholars to examine the Latin American experience with federalism and to advance our.
De La Démocratie en Amérique (French pronunciation: [dəla demɔkʁasi ɑ̃n‿ameˈʁik]; published in two volumes, the first in and the second in ) is a classic French text by Alexis de title translates as On Democracy in America, but English translations are usually simply entitled Democracy in the book, Tocqueville examines the democratic revolution.
This book is the first rigorous assessment of the implications of runoff versus plurality rules throughout Latin America, and demonstrates that, in contrast to early scholarly skepticism about runoff, it has been positive for democracy in the region. The state of democracy in Latin America The research shows a regional outlook with bright spots and shadows, along with diversity among countries when it comes to the quality of democracy.
At a time when Latin American politics is undergoing profound changes in a post-democratic era, this book is timely and a must read for all students of Latin America.' - Arturo Sotomayor, Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio.
From the PublisherPages: The Latin American agenda is replete with elections and crucial political events. This year will conclude the second stage of the Latin American electoral marathon during which, in a period of four years (–16), a total of 17 presidential elections will have taken.
Throughout Latin America a tremendous struggle is taking place between popular movements opposed to neoliberalism and authoritarianism, and rightwing forces attempting to defend the privileged elites and prevent the development of more radical democratic and socialist alternatives.
Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America: Publisher: Stanford University Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan5/5(1).
Signs of democratic demise in Latin America Democracy is receding in Latin America, and authoritarianism is growing.
By Amy Erica Smithpm ESTAuthor: Amy Erica Smith. Military Missions in Democratic Latin America will be of particularly value for scholars interested in the diversification of duties faced by the region’s militaries and the increasing complexity of civil–military relations in consolidating third-wave democracies.” (David Kuehn, Democratization, Vol.
24 (5), ).Description. InIgnacio Walker—scholar, politician, and one of Latin America’s leading public intellectuals—published La Democracia en América available in English, with a new prologue, and significantly revised and updated for an English-speaking audience, Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair contributes to the necessary and urgent task of exploring.
InIgnacio Walker―scholar, politician, and one of Latin America’s leading public intellectuals―published La Democracia en América available in English, with a new prologue, and significantly revised and updated for an English-speaking audience, Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair contributes to the necessary and urgent task of exploring both the Cited by: 5.