The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

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Stanford University Press, 2006 - Political Science - 377 pages
The essays in this book analyze and explain the crisis of democratic representation in five Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. In this region, disaffection with democracy, political parties, and legislatures has spread to an alarming degree. Many presidents have been forced from office, and many traditional parties have fallen by the wayside. These five countries have the potential to be negative examples in a region that has historically had strong demonstration and diffusion effects in terms of regime changes. "The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes" addresses an important question for Latin America as well as other parts of the world: Why does representation sometimes fail to work?
 

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Scott Mainwaring is Eugene Conley Professor of Political Science and Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Ana María Bejarano is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez is Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.

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