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Corruption and Democracy in Latin America (Pitt Latin American Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

Corruption has blurred, and in some cases blinded, the vision of democracy in many Latin American nations. Weakened institutions and policies have facilitated the rise of corrupt leadership, election fraud, bribery, and clientelism. Corruption and Democracy in Latin America presents a groundbreaking national and regional study that provides policy analysis and prescription through a wide-ranging methodological, empirical, and theoretical survey.

The contributors offer analysis of key topics, including: factors that differentiate Latin American corruption from that of other regions; the relationship of public policy to corruption in regional perspective; patterns and types of corruption; public opinion and its impact; and corruption's critical links to democracy and governance.

Additional chapters present case studies on specific instances of corruption: diverted funds from a social program in Peru; Chilean citizens' attitudes toward corruption; the effects of interparty competition on vote buying in local Brazilian elections; and the determinants of state-level corruption in Mexico under Vicente Fox.

The volume concludes with a comparison of the lessons drawn from these essays to the evolution of anticorruption policy in Latin America over the past two decades. It also applies these lessons to the broader study of corruption globally to provide a framework for future research in this crucial area.

 

Synopsis:

Agroundbreaking national and regional study of corruption and its relation to democracy in Latin America. This book provides policy analysis and prescription through a wide-ranging methodological, empirical, and theoretical survey.

About the Author

Charles H. Blake is professor of political science at James Madison University. He is the author of Politics in Latin America: The Quest for Development, Liberty, and Governance and coauthor of Comparing Public Policies: Issues and Choices in Six Industrialized Countries.

Stephen D. Morris is professor of political science and director of the international studies program at the University of South Alabama. He is the author of Gringolandia: Mexican Identity and Perceptions of the U.S., Political Reformism in Mexico: An Overview of Contemporary Mexican Politics, and Corruption and Politics in Contemporary Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822960232
Author:
Blake, Charles H.
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Editor:
Blake, Charles H.; Morris, Stephen D.
Editor:
Morris, Stephen D.
Author:
Morris, Stephen D.
Subject:
POL030000
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Pitt Latin American Studies
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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