OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America

ISBN : 9780190879761

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¥5,379
Author: 
Cynthia McClintock
Pages
312 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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Recently, most Latin American countries have shifted from a plurality (first-past-the-post) rule for the election of the president to a runoff (two-round) rule. This book is the first rigorous assessment of the implications of runoff versus plurality rules throughout Latin America, and demonstrates that, in contrast to early scholarly skepticism about runoff, it has been positive for democracy in the region.

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Acknowledgments
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Research Design and Quantitative Analysis
Chapter Three: Why Was Runoff Superior? Theory and Cross-National Evidence
Chapter Four: Plurality: Problems in Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Venezuela (and the Panama Exception)
Chapter Five: Runoff: Success in Brazil, Chile, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Uruguay
Chapter Six: Runoff Amid a Plethora of Political Parties: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Peru
Chapter Seven: Runoff: Is a Reduced Threshold Better? Argentina and Costa Rica
Chapter Eight: Conclusion and the Future of Presidential-Election Rules
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Cynthia McClintock is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

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