Deepening Democracy Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series) (Paperback)

By Kurt von Mettenheim (Editor), James Malloy (Editor)

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822956648, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 1998

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Ten leading scholars of the region present original research to argue that theories of democratic consolidation or institutionalization are too often Euro- and ethno-centric; that simple appeals for greater participation are insufficient; and that recent critics of populism, patronage, and presidentialism fail to capture new opportunities for democracies in the region.

Praise For Deepening Democracy Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

“The strength of the contributors’ country studies exploring institutional change and national political context is enough alone to recommend this volume; in addition to contributing to the theoretical propositions being advanced by von Mettenheim and Malloy, recent historical antecedents for the current state of democracy in Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay are clearly explained.”
--International Affairs