Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 July 2016

416 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190611347

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Democracy in Latin America

Third Edition

Peter Smith and Cameron Sells

  • Traces the origins and evolution of democracy in Latin America
  • Examines the adoption and reform of electoral institutions
  • Assesses the policy performance of contemporary democracies
  • Explores the political representation of women, workers, and indigenous peoples
  • Evaluates trends in public opinion
  • Reveals the prevalence of "illiberal democracy"

New to this Edition:

  • A thorough update of empirical information through 2015
  • New analysis of public opinion on the basis of raw survey data
  • Thoughtful evaluation of widespread claims that the "new Left" is in near-fatal decline
  • An updated display of regime type for all countries

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