Politics, Society, and Democracy Latin America
Scott Mainwaring, Arturo Valenzuela
Westview Press, Dec 1, 1998 - Political Science - 284 pages
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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Page 118 - Douglass C. North, Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). 29. For this, see Charles Tilly, Coercion, Capital, and European States (Cambridge and Oxford: Blackwell, 1992); "War Making and State Making as Organized Crime...
Page 2 - Linz defines authoritarian regimes as "political systems with limited, not responsible, political pluralism, without elaborate and guiding ideology, but with distinctive mentalities, without extensive nor intensive political mobilization, except at some points in their development, and in which a leader or occasionally a small group exercises power within formally illdefined limits but actually quite predictable ones
Page 7 - Our criteria for a democracy may be summarized as follows: legal & freedom to formulate and advocate political alternatives with the concomitant *• rights to free association, free speech, and other basic freedoms of person; free and nonviolent competition among leaders with periodic validation of their claim to rule; inclusion of all effective political offices in the democratic process; and provision for the participation of all members of the political community, whatever their political preferences.
Page 7 - Linz's influential definition, "legitimacy is the belief that in spite of shortcomings and failures, the existing political institutions are better than any others that might be established, and that they therefore can demand obedience.
Page 261 - Adam Przeworski and Henry Teune, The Logic of Comparative Social Inquiry (New York: Wiley, 1970); Arend Lijphart, "Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method," American Political Science Review 65, no. 3 (1971): 682-93; Arend Lijphart, "The Comparable Cases Strategy in Comparative Research," Comparative Political Studies 8, no.
Page 232 - Juan J Linz and Amando de Miguel: -Within- Nation Differences and Comparisons: The Eight Spains-, in: Richard L Merritt and Stein Rokkan (eds.).
Page 205 - Daniel H. Levine, Conflict and Political Change in Venezuela (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973...