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The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes$
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Scott Mainwaring, Ana Maria Bejarano, and Eduardo Pizarro Leongomez

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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Outsiders and Neopopulism: The Road to Plebiscitary Democracy

Outsiders and Neopopulism: The Road to Plebiscitary Democracy

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(p.132) 5 Outsiders and Neopopulism: The Road to Plebiscitary Democracy
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The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes
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René Antonio Mayorga

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0005

This chapter explores the roots of neopopulism and the emergence of outsider politicians in the Andean countries. It identifies the causes for the emergence of outsiders and their rise to power, looks at the sequences and patterns of party system collapse and analyzes the negative impact of outsiders' politics on liberal democracy and democratic institutions. It examines the common patterns and qualitative differences in Peru, Venezuela and Bolivia and suggests that the main cause of the decomposition of party systems is a crisis of governability.

Keywords:   neopopulism, outsider politicians, party system collapse, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, governability, liberal democracy, democratic institutions

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