New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence

New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence

By: Eric Hershberg (editor), K. Sharpe (editor), Maxwell A. Cameron (editor)Paperback

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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.

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Author Maxwell A. Cameron: Maxwell A. Cameron is a professor of Political Science at University of British Columbia. Author Eric Hershberg: Eric Hershberg is the director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and a professor of Government at American University. Author Kenneth E. Sharpe: Kenneth E. Sharpe is the William R. Kenan junior professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College.


1. Voice and Consequence: Direct Participation and Democracy in Latin America; Maxwell A. Cameron, Eric Hershberg and Kenneth E. Sharpe 2. We're Either Burned or Frozen Out:' Society and Party Systems in Latin American Municipal Development Councils (Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil); Gisela Zaremberg 3. Participation as Representation: Democratic Policymaking in Brazil; Thamy Pogrebinschi 4. Constrained Participation: The Impact of Consultative Councils on National-Level Policy in Mexico; Felipe J. Hevia de la Jara and Ernesto Isunza Vera 5. Learning to Be 'Better Democrats'? The Role of Informal Practices in Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Experiences; Francoise Montambeault 6. The Possibilities and Limits of Politicized Participation: Community Councils, Coproduction, and Poder Popular in Chavez's Venezuela; Michael M. McCarthy 7. Direct Democracy in Venezuela and Uruguay: New Voices, Old Practices; Alicia Lissidini 8. Participation and Representation in Oaxaca, Mexico's Customary Law Elections: Normative Debates and Lessons for Latin American Multiculturalism; Todd A. Eisenstadt and Jennifer Yelle 9. Democratic Diversity in Bolivia: Between Representation, Participation and Self-Government; Jose Luis Exeni R. 10. Institutionalized Voice in Latin American Democracies; Maxwell A. Cameron and Kenneth E. Sharpe

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137485465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 277
  • ID: 9781137485465
  • weight: 359
  • ISBN10: 1137485469

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