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Published: 28 June 2007

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780199219902

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Regimes and Democracy in Latin America

Theories and Methods

Edited by Gerardo L. Munck

Oxford Studies in Democratization

This volume focuses on democracy in Latin America and assesses the state of current knowledge on the topic and identifies new research frontiers in the study of Latin American politics. It provides an overview of research agendas and strategies used in the literature over the past four decades. It tackles a series of central questions--What is democracy? Is democracy an absolute value? Are current conceptualizations of democracy adequate? How and why does democracy work or fail in Latin America?--and spells out the implications of answers to these questions for current research agendas.