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Democracies in Development

Politics and Reform in Latin America, Revised Edition

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$27.95 • £24.95 • €25.95

ISBN 9781597820363

Publication Date: 04/30/2007


332 pages

32 black and white figures, 75 tables

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies


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  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
    • 1. The Role of the State and Politics in Latin American Development (1950–2005)
  • I. Institutions and Democracy (I): Election Rules and Regime Design
    • 2. The Effects of Presidential Election Systems on Democratic Governability
    • 3. Legislative Electoral Systems and Democratic Governability
    • 4. Balancing Executive and Legislative Prerogatives: The Role of Constitutional and Party-Based Factors
    • 5. Institutions of Democratic Accountability in Latin America: Legal Design versus Actual Performance
  • II. Institutions and Democracy (II): Political Parties
    • 6. Party Systems and Democratic Governability
    • 7. Intraparty Democratic Processes and the Financing of Political Parties
  • III. Citizen Participation and Democracy
    • 8. Direct Democracy Institutions
    • 9. Trends in Electoral Participation
    • 10. Gauging Public Support for Democracy
  • Conclusions: Trends in Democratic Reform in Latin America
  • About the Authors
  • Index

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