Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America
Ecuador in Comparative Perspective
By (author) Andres Mejia Acosta
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Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America by Andres Mejia Acosta
Book DescriptionThis book explains how presidents achieve market-oriented reforms in a contentious political environment. Using an impressive amount of quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence, most of which is reported for the first time, Mejia Acosta argues that presidents in Ecuador adopted significant reforms by crafting informal yet functional coalitions with opposition parties in congress. This pattern of success is particularly relevant in a country known for its chronic political fragmentation and deep regional and ethnic divisions. Paradoxically, the adoption of constitutional reforms to promote governance undermined the success of informal coalitions and directly contributed to greater regime instability after 1996. Mejia Acosta's work offers a compelling analysis of how formal and informal political institutions contribute to policy change. His far-reaching conclusions will capture the attention of political scientists and scholars of Latin America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415993548
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Using Ecuador as a case study, this book explains how presidents achieve market-oriented reforms in a contentious political environment. The author presents a systematic way of thinking about how informal institutions interact with formal ones to affect policy behaviour.
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Author Biography - Andres Mejia Acosta
Andres Mejia Acosta is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
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