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Author Taylor, Steven L. (Steven Lynn), 1968-

Title Voting amid violence : electoral democracy in Colombia / Steven L. Taylor.

Imprint Boston : Northeastern University Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : Published by University Press of New England, c2009.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  324.09861 T218v 2009    ---  Available
Description xiv, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Northeastern series on democratization and political development
Northeastern series on democratization and political development.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-235) and index.
Contents An introduction to Colombia -- Colombian democracy -- Cartas de batalla -- Rethinking the traditional parties -- Parties : reform and adaptation -- Parties, rules, and strategic choices -- The pernicious nature of Colombian political violence -- The state of Colombia (evaluations and conclusions).
Summary "Despite endemic political violence, Colombia has one of the oldest electoral democracies in the Western Hemisphere. In this long-awaited, indispensable study, author Steven L. Taylor argues that an understanding of Colombia's political development requires understanding the evolution of its political parties and its electoral rules." "This book deals both with the specifics of Colombia and with questions concerning how electoral reform and institutional change interact with the behavior of political actors. Taylor's argument holds clear and broader implications for the study of civil democracy in an atmosphere of political violence around the world today, and they have never been more relevant."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Elections -- Colombia.
Voting -- Colombia.
Political violence -- Colombia.
Political parties -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-
ISBN 9781555536985 (cloth : alk. paper)
1555536980 (cloth : alk. paper)

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