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Comparative politics of Latin America; democracy at last?.


Comparative politics of Latin America; democracy at last?.

Hellinger, Daniel C.



594 pages




Hellinger (political science, Webster U.) offers an introduction to Latin American politics, addressing, as his central theme, the strengths and weaknesses of democracy as interrogated by the field of comparative politics. Along the way, he discusses definitions of democracy; the social and cultural context of Latin American politics; historical background; theories of development and mass politics; instances of democratic breakdown and military rule; issues of nationalism and revolution; social class and politics; parties and electoral politics; institutions and governance; corruption, human rights, and the rule of law; and globalization and the role of the United States in the region;

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Date:Oct 1, 2011
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