Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America

by Scott Mainwaring

Part of the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series

Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America Synopsis

This 1997 book addresses the current debate regarding the liabilities and merits of presidential government. Does presidentialism make it less likely that democratic governments will be able to manage political conflict? With the unprecedented wave of transitions to democracy since the 1970s, this question has been hotly contested in political and intellectual circles all over the globe. The contributors to this volume examine variations among different presidential systems and skeptically view claims that presidentialism has added significantly to the problems of democratic governance and stability.

Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America Press Reviews

'... this is an outstanding volume. The editors merit a hearty vote of thanks from all students of Latin America.' J. D. Martz, Choice '... the scope of investigation is admirable. ... the authors ... generate a contemporary record of the countries that will be useful to all students of Latin American politics.' Edward M. Dew, Perspectives on Political Science '... The editors define the research question at hand in their introduction, the country cases take them up explicity with a common vocabulary, and the impressive conclusion capitalizes on the conceptual framework and case studies to advance significantly scholarly understanding of presidentialism.' Latin American Research Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521572668
Publication date: 1st December 1997
Author: Scott Mainwaring
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 506 pages
Categories: Political structures: democracy,

About Scott Mainwaring

Scott Mainwaring is Chair and Professor of Government at the University of Notre Dame. He is author or co-editor of Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America (Stanford University Press, 1995), Issues in Democratic Consolidation: The New South American Democracies in Comparative Perspective (University of Notre Dame Press, 1992), The Progressive Church in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press, 1989), and The Catholic Church and Politics in Brazil, 1916-1985 (Stanford University Press, 1986). Matthew S. Shugart is Professor at the Department of Political Science and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. Among his books are ...

More About Scott Mainwaring

Share this book