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AuthorSmith, Peter H.
TitleDemocracy in Latin America : Political change in comparative perspective / Peter H. Smith
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition 1st ed
Descript xviii, 377p. : ill ; 24 cm


Introduction: dimensions of democracy. -- Cycles of electoral democracy. -- Transitions and continuities. -- The military: heading for the exits? -- Global contexts, international forces. -- Presidents or parliaments? -- Institutional variations. -- Elections: voters, winners, and losers. -- State capacity and policy performance. -- The politics of social equity. -- Freedoms, rights, and illiberal democracy. -- The people's verdict. -- The dialectic of democracy. -- Epilogue: the future of democracy.

Latin America -- Politicsand government -- 1980- Democracy -- Latin America Democratization -- Latin America

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