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Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America

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This volume analyzes the function of informal institutions in Latin America and how they support or weaken democratic governance. Drawing from a wide range of examples—including the Mexican dedazo, clientelism in Brazil, legislative "ghost coalitions" in Ecuador, and elite power-sharing in Chile—the contributors examine how informal rules shape the performance of state and ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Katarina
Mar 14, 2011 Katarina rated it it was ok
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Used this book for an essay I wrote on "Clientelism and patronage in the political behavior of party elites and citizens". Some of the case studies were interesting to read, especially Argentinian and Honduras examples. However, work of the authors is useful for model thinking on substitute informal institutions and comparisons between how are they being created in different political and social environments. Not too much of a read, if you seek anything more than references and data.
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