Legislative Politics in Latin America

Legislative Politics in Latin America

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This theoretically inspired study explores legislative politics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Instead of beginning with an assumption that these legislatures are either rubber-stamps or obstructionist bodies, the chapters provide new data and a fresh analytical approach to describe and explain the role of these representative bodies in these consolidating democracies. For each country the book provides three chapters dedicated, in turn, to executive-legislative relations, the legislatures' organizational structure, and the policy process.We therefore chose our four cases, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, to test their impact. ... In Latin America no country has reelection rates as high as those found in the United States, but Chile has the regiona#39;s ... The Fredrich Eber Foundation deserves a special mention for the important financial support from the early stages of the project. ... On the intellectual side, our primary thanks must go to an anonymous reviewer who provided almost 40 single-spaced pages of comments.

Title:Legislative Politics in Latin America
Author:Scott Morgenstern, Benito Nacif
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2002-03-04


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