Business and Democracy in Latin America

Business has long been considered an enemy of democracy and a supporter of authoritarianism in Latin America. In this unusually well coordinated volume, the authors explore the new relationship between business and democracy during the contemporary period.
Political Science Quarterly

These essays provide the first published research on Latin America’s business sectors after recent political transformations in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. They reveal the widely varied political and economic roles of business interests, particularly in regard to military regimes and the retreat of authoritarianism.

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Ernest Bartell

Ernest Bartell is executive director of the Helen Kellog Institute for International Studies and professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame.

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Ernest Bartell
Leigh A. Payne

Leigh A. Payne is assistant professor in the department of international studies at the University of Wisconsin.

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Leigh A. Payne