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Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America - Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Hardback)
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Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America - Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics (Hardback)

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Hardback 506 Pages / Published: 13/05/1997
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This 1997 book addresses the current debate regarding the liabilities and merits of presidential government. Does presidentialism make it less likely that democratic governments will be able to manage political conflict? With the unprecedented wave of transitions to democracy since the 1970s, this question has been hotly contested in political and intellectual circles all over the globe. The contributors to this volume examine variations among different presidential systems and skeptically view claims that presidentialism has added significantly to the problems of democratic governance and stability.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521572668
Number of pages: 506
Weight: 910 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... this is an outstanding volume. The editors merit a hearty vote of thanks from all students of Latin America.' J. D. Martz, Choice
'... the scope of investigation is admirable. ... the authors ... generate a contemporary record of the countries that will be useful to all students of Latin American politics.' Edward M. Dew, Perspectives on Political Science
'... The editors define the research question at hand in their introduction, the country cases take them up explicity with a common vocabulary, and the impressive conclusion capitalizes on the conceptual framework and case studies to advance significantly scholarly understanding of presidentialism.' Latin American Research Review

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