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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Canadian General Election of 2004by Jon H. Pammett; Christopher Dornan

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 19.99

    Definitive study of the 2004 campaign and election features articles by Canadian writers, commentators and pollsters, including: Stephen Clarkson, Faron Ellis, Peter Woolstencroft, Alan Whitehorn, Alain Gagnon, Susan Harada, Tamara Small, Christopher Waddell, Paul Attallah, Michael Marzolini, Andre Turcotte and Lawrence Leduc. 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...

  • 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...

  • Red Against Blueby Helen Delpar

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 44.95

    ?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 Colombia.?... 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...

  • Democratic Brazil Revisitedby Peter Kingstone; Timothy J. Power

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 26.95

    Despite the 2002 election of Lula and his Worker's Party, and their promises of reform--democracy in Brazil remains an enigma. While the country has seen renewed economic growth and progress in areas of health care and education, the gap between rich and poor remains vast. Rampant crime, racial inequality, and a pandemic lack of personal security taint... more...