Politics, Society, and Democracy: Latin America

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Scott P. Mainwaring, Arturo Valenzuela
Westview Press, 1998 - Political Science - 266 pages
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This is the third of four volumes compiled in honor of Juan J. Linz and edited by H. E. Chehabi, Richard Gunther, Alfred Stepan, and Arturo Valenzuela. Each volume presents original research and theoretical essays by Linz’s distinguished collaborators, students, teachers, and friends, as well as overviews of his enormous contributions to Spanish and Latin American studies, comparative politics, and sociology.In Volume III, leading Latin American scholars evaluate Juan Linz’s contribution to the study of Latin American politics, in particular his influence on studies dealing with authoritarianism, democratic breakdown, public opinion, regime transition, and the institutional conditions needed for stable democracy.

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Contents

Juan Linz and the Study
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Regionalism and Federalism in Brazil
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Communist States as Ideocracies?
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About the author (1998)

Scott Mainwaringis chairperson of the Government Department at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of The Party System and Democratization in Brazil and The Catholic Church and Politics in Brazil, 1916–1985 and coeditor of Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America and Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America. Arturo Valenzuelais professor of government and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. Scott Mainwaringis chairperson of the Government Department at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of The Party System and Democratization in Brazil and The Catholic Church and Politics in Brazil, 1916–1985 and coeditor of Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America and Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America. Arturo Valenzuelais professor of government and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University.

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