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Democratic Accountability in Latin America (Oxford Studies in Democratization)

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Publisher Comments:

This volume on democratic accountability addresses one of the burning issues on the agenda of policy makers and citizens in contemporary Latin America: how democratic leaders in Latin America can improve accountability while simultaneously promoting governmental effectiveness. Written by well-known scholars from both Latin America and the United States, the volume enhances understanding of these key themes, which are central to the future of democracy in Latin America.

About the Author

Scott Mainwaring is Conley Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame Christopher Welna is Associate Director, Kellog Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame

Table of Contents

Conceptual and Theoretical Issues

1. Introduction: Democratic Accountability in Latin America, Scott Mainwaring

2. Horizontal Accountability: The Legal Institutionalization of Mistrust, Guillermo O'Donnell

3. Horizontal Accountability: Concepts and Conflicts, Charles D. Kenney

Legislatures, Executives, and Oversight Agencies

4. The Accountability Deficit in Latin America, Erika Moreno, Brian F. Crisp, and Matthew Soberg Shugart

5. Legislative Oversight: Interests and Institutions in the United States and Argentina, Scott Morgenstern and Luigi Manzetti

6. The Role of Congress as an Agency of Horizontal Accountability: Lessons from the Brazilian Experience, Argelina Cheibub Figueiredo

The Judiciary, the Public Prosecution Office, and Rule of Law

7. The New Brazilian Public Prosecution: An Agent of Accountability, Maria Tereza Sadek and Rosangela Batista Cavalcanti

8. Horizontal Accountability and the Rule of Law in Central America, Michael Dodson and Donald W. Jackson

9. Authoritarianism, Democracy and the Supreme Court: horizontal exchange and the rule of law in Mexico, Beatriz Magaloni

Societal Accountability

10. Societal and Horizontal Controls: Two Cases of a Fruitful Relationship, Catalina Smulovitz and Enrique Peruzzotti

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199256389
Editor:
Mainwaring, Scott
Editor:
Welna, Christoper
Editor:
Welna, Christoper
Editor:
Mainwaring, Scott
Editor:
Welna, Christopher
Author:
Null, Scott
Author:
null, Christoper
Author:
Mainwaring, Scott
Author:
Welna, Christoper
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
State & Local Government
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - State & Provincial
Subject:
Politics | Comparative Politics | Latin America
Subject:
Latin America Politics and government.
Subject:
Democracy -- Latin America.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Studies in Democratization
Series Volume:
108-55
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 line illus.
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
6.100 x 9.100 in 1.156 lb

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