Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 September 2011

400 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780195387735

Bookseller Code (04 |d Short)

Democracy in Latin America

Political Change in Comparative Perspective

Second Edition

Peter H. Smith

New to this Edition:

  • Thorough updating of empirical information-on such present-day developments as women's representation, the empowerment of indigenous peoples, and antipoverty policies
  • Interpretation of the emergence of the "new Left" as part of a recurring "dialectic" within Latin American democracy
  • Evaluation of the roles of the judiciary
  • Reassessment of the relative balance between "liberal" and "illiberal" democracy throughout the region
  • Completely new analysis of public opinion on the basis of original survey data
  • A focus on the contemporary international environment, including attention to the rise of China