Democracies in Development: Politics and Reform in Latin America
Date
Nov 2006
Editor
Mateo Díaz, Mercedes;Zovatto G., Daniel;Kennedy, Steven B.;Payne, J. Mark
A legitimate and effective democracy is essential for sustainable economic and social development. This updated and expanded edition of "Democracies in Development: Politics and Reform in Latin America" analyzes the effects of institutions on the democratic process, identifies regional trends in political reform, assesses the value of reforms for enhancing democratic governance, and offers tentative conclusions on the types of reforms that may hold promise for strengthening democracy.