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Title New institutions for participatory democracy in Latin America : voice and consequence / edited by Maxwell A. Cameron, Eric Hershberg, Kenneth E. Sharpe
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Contents Voice and Consequence: Direct Participation and Democracy in Latin America / Maxwell A. Cameron, Eric Hershberg and Kenneth E. Sharpe -- We're Either Burned or Frozen Out:' Society and Party Systems in Latin American Municipal Development Councils (Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil) / Gisela Zaremberg -- Participation as Representation: Democratic Policymaking in Brazil / Thamy Pogrebinschi -- Constrained Participation: The Impact of Consultative Councils on National-Level Policy in Mexico / Felipe J. Hevia de la Jara and Ernesto Isunza Vera -- Learning to Be 'Better Democrats'? The Role of Informal Practices in Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Experiences / Fraá¹…oise Montambeault -- The Possibilities and Limits of Politicized Participation: Community Councils, Coproduction, and Poder Popular in Chavez's Venezuela / Michael M. McCarthy -- Direct Democracy in Venezuela and Uruguay: New Voices, Old Practices / Alicia Lissidini -- Participation and Representation in Oaxaca, Mexico's Customary Law Elections: Normative Debates and Lessons for Latin American Multiculturalism / Todd A. Eisenstadt and Jennifer Yelle -- Democratic Diversity in Bolivia: Between Representation, Participation and Self-Government / Jose Luis Exeni R. -- Institutionalized Voice in Latin American Democracies--Maxwell A. Cameron and Kenneth E. Sharpe
Summary "The proliferation of new mechanisms for participation in Latin American democracies and considers the relationship between direct participation and the consolidation of representative institutions based on traditional electoral conceptions of democracy. Encompassing case studies of Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the book draws on original fieldwork to assess how institutions operate in practice, thus illuminating the conditions under which direct participation enhances broader aims of democratic participation. In so doing, it conveys fresh perspectives on the quality of democracy in Latin America today and about future prospects for deepening democratic citizenship"-- Provided by publisher
This volume describes and analyzes the proliferation of new mechanisms for participation in Latin American democracies and considers the relationship between direct participation and the consolidation of representative institutions based on more traditional electoral conceptions of democracy. Encompassing case studies of Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela, the book draws on original fieldwork to assess how these new institutions operate in practice in order to illuminate the conditions under which strengthened institutions of direct participation enhance broader aims of democratic participation. In so doing, it conveys fresh perspectives on the quality of democracy in Latin America today and about future prospects for deepening democratic citizenship. The theoretical and empirical contributions of the book will stimulate interest among comparativist political scientists, Latin American Studies scholars and students of democratic theory
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Subject Democracy -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Local government -- Latin America -- Citizen participation -- Case studies.
Political culture -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Political participation -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Latin America -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cameron, Maxwell A.
Hershberg, Eric.
Sharpe, Kenneth Evan.
ISBN 1137270586 (electronic bk.)
1283868229
1349444391
9781137270580 (electronic bk.)
9781283868228
9781349444397