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The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes
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The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes

Scott Mainwaring, Ana Maria Bejarano, and Eduardo Pizarro Leongomez

Abstract

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 book addresses an important question for Latin ... More

Keywords: democratic representation, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, democracy, political parties, legislatures, regime changes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780804752787
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Mainwaring, editor

Ana Maria Bejarano, editor

Eduardo Pizarro Leongomez, editor

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