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Title Presidential breakdowns in Latin America : causes and outcomes of executive instability in developing democracies / edited by Mariana Llanos and Leiv Marsteintredet
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 266 pages)
Contents Causes and outcomes of Presidential Breakdowns / Mariana Llanos and Leiv Marsteintredet -- Presidential breakdowns and democratic breakdowns in Latin America: Similar causes, different outcomes / Michael E. Alvarez and Leiv Marsteintredet -- Latin American Presidential Resignations and the Role of Congress / Ana Mar̕a Mustapic -- Minority Governments and Interrupted Presidencies: The Modern Iron Law of Argentine Politics? / Mariana Llanos -- Failed presidencies and the Presidential System of Government: The Case of Bolivia / Miguel A. Buitrago -- Presidential breakdowns and the slow-motion deterioration of Ecuadorian Democracy / Monica B̜e -- Peru 1990-2000: the Fujimori Legacy on presidentialism / Tor Einar Holvik-Skinlo and Einar Berntzen -- Presidential Failure in an Unlikely Case: the case of Carlos Andřs P̌rez in Venezuela / Annegret M̃hler -- The Serranazo: A tale of an Announced Presidential Breakdown / Maren Christensen Bjune and Stina S. Petersen -- The Negotiated Breakdown of the Balaguer Presidency / Leiv Marsteintredet
Summary This volume is the first comprehensive analysis of a new type of executive instability without regime instability in Latin America referred to as "presidential breakdown." It includes a theoretical introduction framing the debate within the institutional literature on democracy and democratization, and the implications of this new type of executive instability for presidential democracies. Two comparative chapters analyze the causes, procedures, and outcomes of presidential breakdowns in a regional perspective, and country studies provide in-depth analyses of all countries in Latin America that have experienced one or several presidential breakdowns: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. The book also includes an epilogue on the 2009 presidential crisis in Honduras
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
Subject Political stability -- Latin America.
Presidents -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Llanos, Mariana, 1967-
Marsteintredet, Leiv.
ISBN 0230105815