Ideas for Development in the Americas (IDEA): Volume 23 : September-December, 2010: How Democracy Works in Latin America
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This issue of IDEA explores the workings of democratic institutions in Latin America and how they shape economic and other policies. It analyzes the roles, incentives, capabilities and interaction of key political players: the legislature, business, organized labor and the media. Based on a recent IDB book, How Democracy Works: Political Institutions, Actors, and Arenas in Latin American Policymaking, the newsletter provides a taste of the multiple, complex actors at work on the region¿s policymaking stage.