Deepening Democracy Latin America

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

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.

240 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

July, 1998

isbn : 9780822956648

about the editors

Kurt Von Mettenheim

Kurt von Mettenheim is author of The Brazilian Voter: Mass Politics in Democratic Transition, 1974-1986, and editor of Presidential Institutions and Democratic Politics: Comparing Regional and National Contexts. He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Universidade de S‹o Paulo, and is currently writing a study of the Brazilian presidency.

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Kurt Von Mettenheim
James Malloy

James M. Malloy is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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James Malloy