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  • 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...

  • 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

    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... more...

  • Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolutionby Barry Cannon

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    The emergence of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela has revived analysis of one of Latin America’s most enduring political traditions – populism. Yet Latin America has changed since the heyday of Perón and Evita. Globalisation, implemented through harsh IMF inspired Structural Adjustment Programmes, has taken hold throughout the region and... more...

  • Populism in Venezuelaby Ryan Brading

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Latin American Democraciesby John A. Peeler

    The University of North Carolina Press 1985; US$ 29.99

    Latin American Democracies: Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela 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...