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Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America, fourth edition

After more than a century of assorted dictatorships and innumerable fiscal crises, the majority of Latin America's states are governed today by constitutional democratic regimes. Some analysts and scholars argue that Latin America weathered the 2008 fiscal crisis much better than the United States. How did this happen? Jorge I. Domínguez and Michael Shifter asked area specialists to examine the electoral and governance factors that shed light on this transformation and the region's prospects. They gather their findings in the fourth edition of Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America.

This new edition is completely updated. Part I is thematic, covering issues of media, constitutionalism, the commodities boom, and fiscal management vis-à-vis governance. Part II focuses on eight important countries in the region—Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela.

Already widely used in courses, Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America will continue to interest students of Latin American politics, democratization studies, and comparative politics as well as policymakers.

About the Authors

Jorge I. Domínguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including Consolidating Mexico's Democracy: The 2006 Presidential Campaign in Comparative Perspective and Democratic Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean, both published by Johns Hopkins. Michael Shifter is president of the Inter-American Dialogue and adjunct professor of Latin American studies at Georgetown University.

Reviews

Solid, well-informed... the writing is sophisiticated enough to interest specialists but accessible enough for lay readers.

- Richard Feinberg - Foreign Affairs
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