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The Resource Electoral rules and democracy in Latin America, Cynthia McClintock

Electoral rules and democracy in Latin America, Cynthia McClintock

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Electoral rules and democracy in Latin America
Title
Electoral rules and democracy in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia McClintock
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During Latin America's third democratic wave, a majority of countries adopted a runoff rule for the election of the president, effectively dampening plurality voting, opening the political arena to new parties, and assuring the public that the president will never have anything less than majority support. In a region in which undemocratic political parties were common and have often been dominated by caudillos, cautious naysayers have voiced concerns about the runoff process, arguing that a proliferation of new political parties vying for power is a sign of inferior democracy. This book is the first rigorous assessment of the implications of runoff versus plurality rules throughout Latin America, and demonstrates that, in contrast to early scholarly skepticism about runoff, it has been positive for democracy in the region. Primarily through qualitative analysis for each country, the author argues that, indeed, an important advantage of runoff is the greater openness of the political arena to new parties--at the same time that measures can be taken to inhibit party proliferation. In this context, it is also the first volume to address whether or not a runoff rule with a reduced threshold (for example, 40% with a 10-point lead) is a felicitous compromise between majority runoff and plurality. The book considers the potential for the superiority of runoff to travel beyond Latin America--in particular, and rather provocatively, to the United States"--
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McClintock, Cynthia
Dewey number
324.6/3098
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JL968
LC item number
.M33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Elections
  • Presidents
  • Democracy
  • Latin America
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Latin America
  • Demokratie
  • Wahlrecht
  • Lateinamerika
  • 15.85 history of America
  • 89.57 political participation
  • Latin America
Label
Electoral rules and democracy in Latin America, Cynthia McClintock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Research design and quantitative analysis -- Why was runoff superior? Theory and cross-national evidence -- Plurality : problems in Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Venezuela (and the Panama exception) -- Runoff : success in Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Uruguay -- Runoff amid a plethora of political parties : Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Peru -- Runoff : is a reduced threshold better? Argentina and Costa Rica -- Conclusion and the future of presidential-election rules
Control code
1019642614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780190879761
Lccn
2017046078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978921365
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019642614
Label
Electoral rules and democracy in Latin America, Cynthia McClintock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Research design and quantitative analysis -- Why was runoff superior? Theory and cross-national evidence -- Plurality : problems in Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Venezuela (and the Panama exception) -- Runoff : success in Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Uruguay -- Runoff amid a plethora of political parties : Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Peru -- Runoff : is a reduced threshold better? Argentina and Costa Rica -- Conclusion and the future of presidential-election rules
Control code
1019642614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9780190879761
Lccn
2017046078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978921365
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019642614

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