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The Resource Democracy in Latin America : between hope and despair, Ignacio Walker ; translated by Krystin Krause, Holly Bird, and Scott Mainwaring

Democracy in Latin America : between hope and despair, Ignacio Walker ; translated by Krystin Krause, Holly Bird, and Scott Mainwaring

Label
Democracy in Latin America : between hope and despair
Title
Democracy in Latin America
Title remainder
between hope and despair
Statement of responsibility
Ignacio Walker ; translated by Krystin Krause, Holly Bird, and Scott Mainwaring
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"In 2009, Ignacio Walker--scholar, politician, and one of Latin America's leading public intellectuals--published La Democracia en America Latina. Now available in English, with a new prologue, and significantly revised and updated for an English-speaking audience, Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair contributes to the necessary and urgent task of exploring both the possibilities and difficulties of establishing a stable democracy in Latin America. Walker argues that, throughout the past century, Latin American history has been marked by the search for responses or alternatives to the crisis of oligarchic rule and the struggle to replace the oligarchic order with a democratic one. After reviewing some of the principal theories of democracy based on an analysis of the interactions of political, economic, and social factors, Walker maintains that it is primarily the actors, institutions, and public policies--not structural determinants--that create progress or regression in Latin American democracy. Democracy in Latin America is organized by eight themes: independence and the establishment of democracy; the economic shift from exports to import substitution; democratic breakdowns, transitions, and consolidation; the double transition to democracy and trade liberalization in the 1980s and 1990s; institutions, democratic governability, and neopopulism; presidentialism and parliamentarism; the "new social question"; and the need for democracy of institutions. Walker systematically addresses the abundant literature on democracy in Latin America, combining a scholarly perspective with real world experience that enhances the understanding of political and economic development in the region."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Ignacio
Dewey number
321.8098
Index
index present
LC call number
JL966
LC item number
.W35 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Krause, Krystin
  • Bird, Holly
  • Mainwaring, Scott
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Latin America
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Latin America
  • Repräsentative Demokratie
  • Politisches System
  • Governance
  • Lateinamerika
Label
Democracy in Latin America : between hope and despair, Ignacio Walker ; translated by Krystin Krause, Holly Bird, and Scott Mainwaring
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Search for Alternatives to Oligarchic Rule -- Toward a New Model of Development -- Democratic Breakdown, Transition, and Consolidation -- Toward a New Strategy of Development -- Democracy, Governability, and Neopopulism -- Presidentialism and Parliamentarism -- The New Social Question -- Democracy of Institutions
Control code
847010189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268096663
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3441131
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgm1d4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847010189
Label
Democracy in Latin America : between hope and despair, Ignacio Walker ; translated by Krystin Krause, Holly Bird, and Scott Mainwaring
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Search for Alternatives to Oligarchic Rule -- Toward a New Model of Development -- Democratic Breakdown, Transition, and Consolidation -- Toward a New Strategy of Development -- Democracy, Governability, and Neopopulism -- Presidentialism and Parliamentarism -- The New Social Question -- Democracy of Institutions
Control code
847010189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268096663
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3441131
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgm1d4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847010189

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