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Author Smith, Peter H.
Title Democracy in Latin America : political change in comparative perspective / Peter H. Smith.
Published New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  JL966 .S6 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xviii, 377 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-360) and index.
Contents Part 1. Historical perspectives 1900-2000 -- Cycles of electoral democracy -- Transitions and continuities -- The military : heading for the exits? -- Global contexts, international forces -- Part 2. The electoral arena -- Presidents or parliaments -- Institutional variations -- Elections : voters, winners, and losers -- Part 3. Qualities of democracy -- State capacity and policy performance -- The politics of social equity -- Freedoms, rights, and illiberal democracy -- The people's verdict -- Part 4. Democracy considered -- The dialectic of democracy -- Epilogue : the future of democracy.
Subject Democratization -- Latin America.
Democracy -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-
ISBN 0195387732 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780195387735 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard # 40019886951
OCLC number 754105021