Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile
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Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile by John B. Londregan
Book DescriptionThe 1980s and 1990s have seen several authoritarian governments voluntarily cede power to constitutionally elected democratic governments. John Londregan uses Chile as a case study of this phenomenon, exploring what sorts of guarantees are required for those who are ceding power and how those guarantees later work out in practice. He constructs an analytical model of a democratic transition and provides a new statistical technique for analysing legislative votes, based upon a detailed empirical analysis of Chile's legislative politics. Legislative Institutions and Ideology in Chile extends existing spatial models of policy preferences by incorporating a valence component to policy choices. The valence component enables an agenda setter, in Chile the democratically elected president, to overcome veto players' objections to reform. Londregan specifically also uses Senate committee voting records to study the impact of human rights concessions on the political debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521770842
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John B. Londregan
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This book uses Chile to explore guarantees to authoritarian governments voluntarily ceding power to democratic successors.
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