Political representation and representative assemblies -- The party system: parties and actors in Panama's assembly -- Formal institutional incentives to behavior -- Informal institutions and assembly members' behavior -- Political advancement through reelection: prospects and possibilities in Panama -- Political advancement through reelection: the legal and illegal uses of patronage -- Political advancement through reelection: party switching and electoral manipulation -- Personal enrichment through legal means: assembly members' wages in comparative perspective -- Personal enrichment through legal means: expanding emoluments and privileges -- Personal enrichment through illegal means -- Preserving immunity through reelection.
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