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Informal Institutions and Democracy

Lessons from Latin America

Informal Institutions and Democracy( )
Editor: Levitsky, Steven
Helmke, Gretchen
ISBN:978-0-8018-8352-1
Publication Date:Aug 2006
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $33.00
Book Description:

This volume analyzes the function of informal institutions in Latin America and how they support or weaken democratic governance. Drawing from a wide range of examples--including the Mexican dedazo, clientelism in Brazil, legislative "ghost coalitions" in Ecuador, and elite power-sharing in Chile--the contributors examine how informal rules shape the performance of state and democratic institutions, offering fresh and timely insights into contemporary problems of...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / World / Caribbean & Latin American
Political Science / General
Political Science / Political Process / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.77 Inches
Book Weight:1.1 Pounds
Author Biography
(Editor)
Steven Levitsky is an American political scientist and Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism, (with co-author Lucan A. Way in 2010), and How Democracies Die (with co-author Daniel Ziblatt in 2018). He is co-editor of Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness (2005). He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

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