Legislatures and the new democracies in Latin America / edited by David Close

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Subjects: Legislative bodies--Latin America
Democracy--Latin America
Latin America--Politics and government--1980-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boulder : L. Rienner Publishers, 1995
LC Classification: J, JL
Physical Description: ix, 173 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Foreword / John Bosley
List of Acronyms
Introduction: Consolidating Democracy in Latin America - What Role for Legislatures? / David Close 1
1. Mexico's Legislature: Missing the Democratic Lockstep? / Roderic Camp 17
2. The Salvadoran National Legislature / Jose Z. Garcia 37
3. Nicaragua: The Legislature as Seedbed of Conflict / David Close 49
4. Argentina's New Democracy: Presidential Power and Legislative Limits / Gary W. Wynia 71
5. The Legislature and Democratic Transition in Brazil / Daniel Zirker 89
6. Legislatures and Democratic Transitions in Latin America: The Chilean Case / Jorge Nef, Nibaldo Galleguillos 113
7. Uruguay: The Legislature and the Reconstitution of Democracy / Martin Weinstein 137
Conclusion: The Legislature in a Democratic Latin America / Martin C. Needler 151
About the Contributors 161
Index 163
About the Book and the Editor 173
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Latin America
Additional Authors: Close, David, 1945-
Notes: LCCN: 94042491
ISBN: 1555874754 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Mexico's legislature: missing the democratic lockstep? -- The Salvadoran national legislature -- Nicaragua: the legislature as seedbed of conflict -- Argentina's new democracy: presidential power and legislative limits -- The legislature and democratic transition in Brazil -- Legislatures and democratic transitions in Latin America: the Chilean case -- Uruguay: the legislature and the reconstitution of democracy
OCLC Number: 31434227
ISBN/ISSN: 1555874754