Democratic Accountability in Latin America
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Democratic Accountability in Latin America by Scott Mainwaring
Book DescriptionThis volume on democratic accountability addresses one of the burning issues on the agenda of policy makers and citizens in contemporary Latin America. In much of Latin America, disenchantment and cynicism have set in regarding the quality of elected governments raising the prospect of a new round of democratic erosion and breakdowns. One of the important emerging challenges for improving the quality of democracy resolves around how to build more effective mechanisms of accountability. A widespread perception prevails in much of the region that government officials are not sufficiently subject to routine controls by oversight agencies. Corruption, lack of oversight, impunity of state actors and improper use of public resources are major problems in most countries of the region. Dealing with these issues is paramount to restoring and deepening democratic legitimacy. The fundamental question in this volume is how democratic leaders in Latin America can improve accountability while simultaneously promoting governmental effectiveness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199256389
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Scott Mainwaring
Reflections on Uneven Democracies, Paperback (September 2014)
Students of democracy and institutional performance, both Latin Americanists and comparativists more generally, will find this essential reading.
Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America, Paperback (January 2014)
Presents a new theory for why democracies and dictatorships emerge and then survive or collapse via analyses of political regimes in Latin America since 1900.
Democratic Accountability in Latin America, Hardback (July 2003)
Addressing one of the burning issues on the agenda of policy makers and citizens in contemporary Latin America: how democratic leaders in Latin America can improve accountability while simultaneously promoting governmental effectiveness, this book enhances understanding of the key themes which are central to the future of Latin American democracy.
Politics, Society, and Democracy Latin America, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Scott Mainwaring
In this volume leading Latin American scholars evaluate Juan Linz's contribution to the study of Latin American politics, in particular his influence on studies dealing with authoritarianism, democratic breakdown, public opinion, regime transition, and the institutional conditions needed for stable democracy.
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Author Biography - Scott Mainwaring
Scott Mainwaring is Conley Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame Christopher Welna is Associate Director, Kellog Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
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