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  • The Institutional Foundations of Public Policy in Argentinaby Pablo T. Spiller; Mariano Tommasi

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    This book develops a general model of public policy making and undertakes a detailed study of Argentina based on that model. 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? Or are they reenacting older traditions that have favored... more...

  • Radical Democracy in the Andesby Donna Lee Van Cott

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Donna Lee Van Cott examines institutional innovation by indigenous party-controlled municipalities in Bolivia and Ecuador. more...

  • Party-System Collapseby Jason Seawright

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Red Against Blueby Helen Delpar

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 31.50

    “Delpar provides a history of Colombia’s liberal party covering a period in which it was first the dominant party (1863-1885) and then the party of opposition (1886-1899). Delpar’s study is well written and firmly grounded in extensive research [and] will occupy a prominent position in the sparse historiography of the late 19th century... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Chilean Christian Democracyby Michael Fleet

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Bürgerhaushalt im Kräftedreieck Politik-Verwaltung-Bürgerschaftby Elias Pflaumbaum

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 26.17

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Öffnung von Staat und Verwaltung gegenüber der Bürgerschaft kann zu mehr Transparenz, zu mehr Teilhabe, zu einer intensiveren Zusammenarbeit und zu einer Stärkung von gemeinschaftlichen Interessen beitragen. Viele Kommunen versuchen durch die Öffnung ein System kommunaler Selbstverwaltung zu schaffen. Dieses System soll mehr... more...

  • Shopping for Votesby Susan Delacourt

    D & M Publishers 2013; US$ 32.95

    A witty, insightful, and provocative look at the inside world of political marketing and its impact on democracy Inside the political backrooms of Ottawa, the Mad Men of Canadian politics are planning their next consumer-friendly pitch. Where once politics was seen as a public service, increasingly it?s seen as a business, and citizens are considered... more...

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

    Dundurn 1991; US$ 11.99

    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...