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Title Informal institutions and democracy : lessons from Latin America / edited by Gretchen Helmke, Steven Levitsky.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.2098 In3 2006    ---  Available
Description viii, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note "The volume emerged out of two conferences on informal institutions. The first, entitled 'Informal Institutions and Politics in the Developing World, ' was held at Harvard University in April 2002 ... The second conference, entitled 'Informal Institutions and Politics in Latin America: Understanding the Rules of the Game, ' was held at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, in April 2003"--Pref.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-335) and index.
Contents Accommodating informal institutions and Chilean democracy / Peter Siavelis -- How informal electoral institutions shape the Brazilian legislative arena / Scott W. Desposato -- Crafting legislative ghost coalitions in Ecuador / Andres Mejia Acosta -- Informal institutions when formal contracting is prohibited: campaign finance in Brazil / David Samuels -- Difficult road from Caudillismo to democracy: the impact of clientelism in Honduras / Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson -- Do informal rules make democracy work? : accounting for accountability in Argentina / Susan C. Stokes -- Birth and transformation of the Dedazo in Mexico / Joy Langston -- Election insurance and coalition survival: formal and informal institutions in Chile / John M. Carey and Peter Siavelis -- Informal institutions and party organization in Latin America / Flavia Freidenberg and Steven Levitsky -- Rule of (non) law : prosecuting police killings in Brazil and Argentina / Daniel M. Brinks -- Mexico's postelectoral concertacesiones : the rise and demise of a substitutive informal institution / Todd A. Eisenstadt -- Dispensing justice at the margins of formality : the informal rule of law in Latin America / Donna Lee Van Cott -- Conclusion / Gretchen Helmke and Steven Levitsky -- Afterward: On informal institutions, once again / Guillermo O'Donnell.
Subject Political culture -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Democratization -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Democracy -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Politics, Practical -- Latin America -- Congresses.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980- -- Congresses.
Added Author Helmke, Gretchen, 1967-
Levitsky, Steven.
ISBN 0801883520 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780801883521 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0801883512 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780801883514 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. YDXCP 2442650
YDXCP 2442651
IG# 0801883512
IG# 0801883520
NLGGC 291667902
NZ1 10559322

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