Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America (Google eBook)

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Stanford University Press, 1995 - Democracy - 578 pages
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"Third, the authors investigate the relationship between major parties and the state, revealing the extent to which parties are dependent on state resources to maintain power and win votes. Fourth, the contributions assess the importance of different electoral regimes for shaping broader patterns of party competition. Finally, and most important, the authors characterize the nature of the party system in each country - how institutionalized it is and how it can be classified."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

INSTITUTIONALIZED PARTY SYSTEMS
5
The Life and Times of the Party System
37
The Origins of Costa Ricas
72
Reconstituting Party Politics in Chile
100
Continuity and Change in the Uruguayan Party System
138
Party Strength and Weakness in Colombias Besieged Democracy
164
Political Parties and Democracy in Argentina
200
HEGEMONIC PARTY SYSTEMS IN TRANSITION
247
Political Parties and the Problems of Democratic
323
Weak Parties Feckless Democracy
354
The Patrimonial Dynamics of Party Politics in Bolivia
399
Discord and Disconnection
434
Parties and Democracy in Latin AmericaDifferent
459
Notes
477
Index
553
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The Case of Paraguay
298

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