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  • Democracy Undoneby Dale Tavris

    Bitingduck Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    How the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen, and how Americans must be vigilant in 2012. more...

  • Citizenship, Participation and Democracyby Lucy Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    A comparison of the process of democratization in Chile and Argentina. Utilising models of citizenship, the book examines the impact of constitutional change, institutional development and participation in both political parties and social movements from the perspective of the citizen. It finds that citizen participation, once dominated by the welfare... more...

  • Party-System Collapseby Jason Seawright

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    Most party systems are relatively stable over time. Yet in the 1980s and 1990s, established party systems in Peru and Venezuela broke down, leading to the elections of outsider Alberto Fujimori and anti-party populist Hugo Chavez. Focusing on these two cases, this book explores the causes of systemic collapse. To date, scholars have pointed to economic... more...

  • Populism in Venezuelaby Ryan Brading

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    Populism in Venezuela analyses the emergence, formation, reproduction and resistance to a left-wing populist project in a major world oil producer. For readers who seek to understand the historical, economical and sociological contexts that gave rise to a 38 year-old mestizo-mulato Lieutenant Colonel who stormed the presidential palace in a bloody... more...

  • Decentralization and Reform in Latin Americaby Giorgio Brosio; Juan Pablo Jimenez

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Decentralisation and Reform in Latin America analyses the process of intergovernmental reform in Latin America in the last two decades and presents a number of emerging issues. These include the impacts of decentralization and the response of countries in the region to challenge such as social cohesion, interregional and interpersonal disparities,... more...

  • Media And Voters In Canadian Election Campaignsby Frederick J. Fletcher

    Dundurn 1991; US$ 8.99

    Taken together, the five studies provide a useful overview of the effectiveness of various forms of campaign communication in informing voters. Much of the material presented here is not readily available elsewhere. more...

  • Enhancing Democracyby 
 Delamaza; Gonzalo

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 99.00

    Since the end of the Pinochet regime, Chilean public policy has sought to rebuild democratic governance in the country. This book examines the links between the state and civil society in Chile and the ways social policies have sought to ensure the inclusion of the poor in society and democracy. Although Chile has gained political stability and grown... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracyby Michael Fleet

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95 US$ 38.17

    Michael Fleet presents a balanced picture of the Chilean Christian Democratic party, explaining the dramatic changes it has undergone during the twenty-five years since its emergence as a significant political force. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Populist Seduction in Latin Americaby Carlos de la Torre

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    Is Latin America experiencing a resurgence of leftwing governments, or are we seeing a rebirth of national-radical populism? Are the governments of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and Rafael Correa becoming institutionalized as these leaders claim novel models of participatory and direct democracy? more...

  • Democracy against Neoliberalism in Argentina and Brazilby Juan Pablo Ferrero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the emergence of left-wing politics in two of the largest South American nations: Argentina and Brazil. It looks in particular at the transformation of democracy seen as "point of arrival" into democracy seen as an unending struggle for greater equality. more...