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Latin American democracy, emerging reality or endangered species?, edited by Richard L. Millett, Jennifer S. Holmes, and Orlando J. Perez

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Latin American democracy, emerging reality or endangered species?, edited by Richard L. Millett, Jennifer S. Holmes, and Orlando J. Perez
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Latin American democracy
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Oclc number
1000442332
Responsibility statement
edited by Richard L. Millett, Jennifer S. Holmes, and Orlando J. Perez
Sub title
emerging reality or endangered species?
Summary
More than thirty years have passed since Latin America began the arduous task of transitioning from military-led rule to democracy. In this time, more countries have moved toward the institutional bases of democracy than at any time in the region's history. Nearly all countries have held free, competitive elections and most have had peaceful alternations in power between opposing political forces. Despite these advances, however, Latin American countries continue to face serious domestic and international challenges to the consolidation of stable democratic governance. The challenges range fro
Table Of Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; Contributors; 1 Introduction: Democracy in Latin America: Promises and Perils; SECTION I The State of Latin American Democracy; 2 Democratic Consolidation in Latin America?; 3 Measuring Democratic Political Culture in Latin America; 4 The View from the North: The United States and the OAS: What Frustrates the Americans?; 5 Latin American Democracy: The View from the South; 6 The Rule of Law in Latin America; SECTION II The Status of Institutions; 7 Executive-Legislative Relations and Democracy in Latin America8 Women and Politics in Latin America9 Decentralization and Local Government in Latin America; 10 The State, the Military, and the Citizen: New Security Challenges in Latin America; 11 Democracy and Populism in the Andes: A Problematic Coexistence; SECTION III Domestic and Regional Issues; 12 Indigenous Mobilization and Democracy in Latin America; 13 Crime and Citizen Security: Democracy's Achilles' Heel; 14 Economic Development and Democracy in Latin America; 15 Democratic Governance and Corruption in Latin America; 16 Chinese Influence on Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities17 Conclusion: Slow Progress and False PromisesIndex
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