Subject: Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy

Subject: Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy

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Corruption and Democracy in Latin America

|9780822960232| Corruption has blurred, and in some cases blinded, the vision of democracy in many Latin American nations. Weakened institutions and policies have facilitated the rise of corrupt leadership, election fraud, bribery, and clientelism. Corruption and Democracy in Latin America presents a groundbreaking national and regional study that provides policy analysis and prescription through a wide-ranging methodological, empirical, and theoretical survey. The contributors offer analysis of key topics, including: factors that differentiate Latin American corruption from that of other regions; the relationship of public policy to corruption in regional perspective; patterns and types of corruption; public opinion and its impact;…

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Poverty of Democracy

|9780822960782|The Institutional Roots of Political Participation in Mexico|Political participation rates have declined steadily in Mexico since the 1990s. The decline has been most severe among the poor, producing a stratified pattern that more and more mirrors MexicoÆs severe socioeconomic inequalities. Poverty of Democracy examines the political marginalization of MexicoÆs poor despite their key role in the struggle for democracy. Claudio A. Holzner uses case study evidence drawn from eight years of fieldwork in Oaxaca, and from national surveys to show how the institutionalization of a free-market democracy created a political system that discourages the political participation of MexicoÆs poor by…

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