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Democracies in Development: Politics and Reform in Latin America [With CDROM] J. Mark Payne

Democracies in Development: Politics and Reform in Latin America [With CDROM]

J. Mark Payne

Published July 30th 2002
ISBN : 9781931003315
Paperback
342 pages
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The spread of democracy over the past two decades in Latin America has contributed significantly to ensuring fundamental political freedom, civil liberties and human rights. Democracies in Development -- published in cooperation with theMoreThe spread of democracy over the past two decades in Latin America has contributed significantly to ensuring fundamental political freedom, civil liberties and human rights. Democracies in Development -- published in cooperation with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance -- makes it clear that a legitimate and effective democracy is also essential for sustainable economic and social development. The book analyzes the effects of institutions on democratic systems, identifies regional trends in democratic reform, and assesses efforts to enhance governance. Chapters focus on the quality of democratic politics- citizen support for democracy and electoral participation- presidential democracy- political party systems- the balance of power between the executive and legislature- the authority of accountability agencies- and mechanisms to facilitate more direct citizen participation. Appendices outline the institutional structures of the regions democracies and examine voter turnout since 1978. The accompanying CD-ROM features country-by-country election results for presidential and legislative elections.International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance