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Author Lean, Sharon Frances, author

Title Civil Society and Electoral Accountability In Latin America / Sharon F. Lean
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (197 pages)
Contents Civil Society and the Struggle for Electoral Accountability -- Elections and Election Monitoring in Latin America -- Civil Society and Elections in Mexico -- Civil Society and Elections in Venezuela -- Regional Networking for Electoral Accountability -- Domestic Election Monitoring in Other Regions
Summary What is the role of civic associations in generating electoral accountability and how do efforts by national groups to ensure free and fair elections advance democratic consolidation? Although it is widely recognized that democratic consolidation depends on national actors, the existing literature on election monitoring focuses almost exclusively on the work of international monitors. Domestic monitors, the actors arguably most critical to long-term democratic consolidation, are missing from this analysis. The book's main theoretical contribution is an argument for expanding our understanding of electoral accountability. Lean advances our understanding of when and how civic activism can strengthen election processes, and provides new insight into role of elections for democratic consolidation
Notes Text in English
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Subject Civil society -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137059621 (electronic bk.)
9781137059628 (electronic bk.)