RETHINKING PARTY SYSTEMS THIRD WAVE

RETHINKING PARTY SYSTEMS THIRD WAVE

Among the many countries that underwent transitions to democracy in recent decades, only Russia is as important to the United States and the world as Brazil. The fifth-largest country and population in the world, with nearly one-half the inhabitants of Latin America, Brazil has the world s ninth-richest economy. Given the nation s size and influence, its capacity to achieve stable democracy and economic growth will have global impact. Understanding democracy in Brazil is therefore a crucial task, one which this book undertakes. Theoretically, the author argues that most party systems in the third wave of democratization, after 1974, have distinctive features that require us to reformulate theories about party systems generally; previous works have paid scant attention to the importance of variance in the degree of institutionalization of party systems. The author also argues that many third-wave cases underscore the need to focus on the capacity of the state and political elites to structure and restructure party systems from below.
Editora: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN: 0804730598
ISBN13: 9780804730594
Edição: 1ª Edição - 1999
Número de Páginas: 390
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
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