Latin America's Struggle for Democracy (häftad)
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Erikson, Daniel P. (contributions)/Castaneda, Jorge G. (contributions)/Cleary, Matthew R. (contributions)/Conaghan, Catherine M. (contributions)/Corrales, Javier (contributions)/Cruz, Consuelo (contributions)/Dammert, Lucia (contributions)/Erikson, Daniel P. (contributions)/Castaneda, Jorge G. (cont
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Latin America's Struggle for Democracy

Häftad,  Engelska, 2008-12-01
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Almost thirty years have passed since Latin America joined democracy's global "third wave," and not a single government has reverted to what was once the most common form of authoritarianism: military rule. Behind this laudable record, however, lurk problems that are numerous and deep, ranging from an ominous resurgence of antidemocratic and economically irresponsible populism to the fragility and unreliability of key democratic institutions. A new addition to the Journal of Democracy series, this volume ponders both the successes and the difficulties that color Latin American politics today. The book brings together recent articles from the journal and adds new and updated material. In these essays, a distinguished roster of contributors thoughtfully examines democratic problems and prospects from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego. The first section assesses regionwide trends, including the forces behind the much-discussed political "turn to the left," the travails of the presidential form of government, the challenges of integrating newly mobilized indigenous populations into politics, the need for major reform in labor markets, and the implications of rising populism for democratic institutions and governance. The second section features important case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. The final section surveys Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Contributors: Jorge G. Castaneda, Matthew R. Cleary, Catherine M. Conaghan, Javier Corrales, Consuelo Cruz, Lucia Dammert, Daniel P. Erikson, Luis Estrada, Eric Farnsworth, Steven Levitsky, Scott Mainwaring, Cynthia McClintock, Marco A. Morales, Maria Victoria Murillo, Michael Penfold, Alejandro Poire, Eduardo Posada-Carbo, Christopher Sabatini, Hector E. Schamis, Andreas Schedler, Mitchell A. Seligson, Lourdes Sola, Arturo Valenzuela, Donna Lee Van Cott
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Conveniently summarizes important arguments by leading scholars. -- Richard Feinberg Foreign Affairs 2009 This valuable collection is essential for all. Choice 2009 A good many insightful analyses of recent events in Latin America. -- Daniel M. Brinks Journal of Latin American Studies 2010

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Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Marc F. Plattner is vice president for research and studies at the National Endowment for Democracy. They serve as codirectors of the International Forum for Democratic Studies and coeditors of the Journal of Democracy. Diego Abente Brun is deputy director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy.


Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Trends in the Region Chapter 1. Latin American Presidencies Interrupted Chapter 2. The Crisis of Representation in the Andes Chapter 3. Latin America's Indigenous Peoples Chapter 4. Populism, Socialism, and Democratic Institutions Chapter 5. Explaining the Left's Resurgence Chapter 6. The Rise of Populism and the Left Chapter 7. The Transformation of the Labor Arena Part II: Case Studies: South America Chapter 8. Argentina: From Kirchner to Kirchner Chapter 9. Politics, Markets, and Society in Brazil Chapter 10. Problems of Success in Chile Chapter 11. An Unlikely Comeback in Peru Chapter 12. Colombia Hews to the Path of Change Chapter 13. Venezuela: Chvez and the Opposition Chapter 14. Ecuador: Correa's Plebiscitary Presidency Part III: Case Studies: Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Chapter 15. Mexico's Contentious Election Chapter 16. The Mobilization of Distrust in Mexico Chapter 17. Looking to Mexico's Future Chapter 18. From Turmoil to Stability in Central America Chapter 19. The Caribbean: Democracy Adrift? Index