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Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America : Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback) - Scott Mainwaring

Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America

Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)

By: Scott Mainwaring (Editor), Matthew Soberg Shugart (Editor), Peter Lange (Editor), Robert H. Bates (Editor), Ellen Comisso (Editor)

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Published: 15th September 1997
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This book addresses the current debate regarding the liabilities and merits of presidential government. Does presidentialism make it less likely that democratic governments will be able to manage political conflict? With the unprecedented wave of transitions to democracy since the 1970s, this question has been hotly contested in political and intellectual circles all over the globe. The contributors to this volume examine variations among different presidential systems and skeptically view claims that presidentialism has added significantly to the problems of democratic governance and stability.

"...this is an outstanding volume. The editors merit a hearty vote of thanks from all students of Latin America." J.D. Martz, Choice "...the scope of investigation is admirable. ...the authors ...generate a contemporary record of the countries that will be useful to all students of Latin American politics." Edward M. Dew, Perspectives on Political Science "...The editors define the research question at hand in their introduction, the country cases take them up explicity with a common vocabulary, and the impressive conclusion capitalizes on the conceptual framework and case studies to advance significantly scholarly understanding of presidentialism." Brian F. Crisp and Maria C. Escobar-lemmon, Latin American Research Review

Preface
Presidentialism and democracy in Latin America: rethinking the terms of the debate Matthew Soberg Shugart and Scott Mainwaring
Dilemmas of multi-party presidential democracy: the case of
The unrealized potential of presidential dominance in Columbia
Presidential behavior in a system with strong parties: Venezuala 1958-1995
Strong candidates for a limited office: Presidentialism and political parties in Costa Rica
The logic of Presidencialismo in
Evaluating Argentina's presidential democracy: 1983-1995
In defense of Presidentialism: the case of Chile 1932-1970
Executive-legislative relations in Post-Pinochet Chile: a preliminary assessment
Hybrid-Presidentialism and democratization: the Case of Bolivia
Conclusion: presidentialism and the party system
Appendix: outlines of constitutional powers in Latin America
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ISBN: 9780521576147
ISBN-10: 0521576148
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 15th September 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.32  x 3.43
Weight (kg): 0.68