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This volume analyzes the function of informal institutions in Latin America and how they support or weaken democratic governance. Drawing from a wide range of examples―including the Mexican dedazo, clientelism in Brazil, legislative "ghost coalitions" in Ecuador, and elite power-sharing in Chile―the contributors examine how informal rules shape the performance of state and democratic institutions, offering fresh and timely insights into contemporary problems of governability, "unrule of law," and the absence of effective representation, participation, and accountability in Latin America.The editors present this analysis within a fourfold conceptual framework: complementary institutions, which fill gaps in formal rules or enhance their efficacy; accommodative informal institutions, which blunt the effects of dysfunctional formal institutions; competing informal institutions, which directly subvert the formal rules; and substitutive informal institutions, which replace ineffective formal institutions.
By Gretchen Helmke (editor) and Steven Levitsky (editor)

Hardcover:

9780801883514 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, July 25, 2006, cover price $72.00

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9780801883521 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, July 25, 2006, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This volume analyzes the function of informal institutions in Latin America and how they support or weaken democratic governance.

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Product Description: During the 1990s Argentina was the only country in Latin America to combine radical economic reform and full democracy. In 2001, however, the country fell into a deep political and economic crisis and was widely seen as a basket case...read more
By Steven Levitsky (editor) and Maria Victoria Murillo (editor)

Hardcover:

9780271027159 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, January 18, 2006, cover price $119.95 | About this edition: During the 1990s Argentina was the only country in Latin America to combine radical economic reform and full democracy.
9780080224787, titled "An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power: A Study of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States" | Pergamon Pr, June 1, 1979, cover price $41.00 | also contains An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power: A Study of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States | About this edition: An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power: A Study of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (Pergamon policy studies ; no.
9780080224824, titled "Management Control" | 2 edition (Pergamon Pr, June 1, 1979), cover price $51.00 | also contains Management Control | About this edition: Identifies the control function as a central theme in the management process.

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9780271027166 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, February 10, 2006, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: During the 1990s Argentina was the only country in Latin America to combine radical economic reform and full democracy.

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Product Description: This volume explains why some contemporary Latin American labor-based parties adapted successfully to the challenges of neoliberalism and working class decline. It argues that loosely structured party organizations tend to be more flexible than the bureaucratic structures found in most labor-based parties...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521816779 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 27, 2003, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This volume explains why some contemporary Latin American labor-based parties adapted successfully to the challenges of neoliberalism and working class decline.

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9780521016971 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 1, 2003, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: This volume explains why some contemporary Latin American labor-based parties adapted successfully to the challenges of neoliberalism and working class decline.

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