The Struggle for Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1998 - Political Science - 371 pages
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Over the past several decades, the Dominican Republic has experienced striking political stagnation in spite of dramatic socioeconomic transformations. In this work, Jonathan Hartlyn offers a new explanation for the country's political evolution, based on
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Historical Pathways
23
Democratic Struggles and Failures 19611966
60
Authoritarian Balaguer and Democratic Transition
98
The Struggle for Democratic Politics 19781996
134
The PRD in Power 19781986
151
A Missed Opportunity
160
Balaguer Returns 19861996
189
Parties State Institutions and Elections 19781994
219
A New Transition
258
Urbanization 19621994
281
Selected Economic Indicators 19761986
287
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About the author (1998)

Jonathan Hartlyn is professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been a member of several international election observation teams invited to the Dominican Republic, including those led by former president Jimmy Carter in 1990 and 1996.

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