The third wave of democratization in Latin America : advances and setbacks
- edited by Frances Hagopian, Scott P. Mainwaring.
- New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- Physical description
- xviii, 413 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-398) and index.
- Introduction: the third wave of democratization in Latin America Scott Mainwaring and Frances Hagopian--
- 1. Latin American democratization since
- 1978: democratic transitions, breakdowns, and erosions Scott Mainwaring and Anibal Perez-Linan-- Part I. Three Democratic Giants with Authoritarian Pasts: Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico:
- 2. Argentina: democratic survival amidst economic failure Steven Levitsky--
- 3. The growing sustainability of Brazil's low-quality democracy Kurt Weyland--
- 4. The demise of Mexico's one-party dominant regime: elite choices and the masses in the establishment of democracy Beatriz Magaloni-- Part II. Unexpected Democracies in Unlikely Countries: Bolivia, El Salvador, and Guatemala:
- 5. Bolivia's democracy at the crossroads Rene Antonio Mayorga--
- 6. Challenges to political democracy in El Salvador Elisabeth Jean Wood--
- 7. Democracy on ice: the multiple challenges of Guatemala's peace process Mitchell A. Seligson-- Part III. Democratic Erosion in The Third Wave: Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela:
- 8. From 'restricted' to 'besieged': the changing nature of the limits to democracy in Colombia Ana Maria Bejarano and Eduardo Pizarro--
- 9. Peru 1980-2000: chronicle of a death foretold? determinism, political decisions, and open outcomes Martin Tanaka--
- 10. Explaining democratic deterioration in Venezuela through nested inference Michael Coppedge-- Part IV. Conclusions:
- 11. Conclusions: Government performance, political representation, and public perceptions of contemporary democracy in Latin America Frances Hagopian.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The late twentieth century witnessed the birth of an impressive number of new democracies in Latin America. This wave of democratization since 1978 has been by far the broadest and most durable in the history of Latin America, but many of the resulting democratic regimes also suffer from profound deficiencies. What caused democratic regimes to emerge and survive? What are their main achievements and shortcomings? This volume offers an ambitious and comprehensive overview of the unprecedented advances as well as the setbacks in the post-1978 wave of democratization. It seeks to explain the sea change from a region dominated by authoritarian regimes to one in which openly authoritarian regimes are the rare exception, and it analyzes why some countries have achieved striking gains in democratization while others have experienced erosions. The book presents general theoretical arguments about what causes and sustains democracy and analyses of nine compelling country cases.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- Originated in a conference held Apr. 23-24, 2001, University of Notre Dame.
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