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Democracy In Developing Countries: Latin America

Democracy In Developing Countries: Latin America

Edited by Larry Diamond, Juan J. Linz and Seymour Martin Lip

Lynne Rienner, 1989, 515 pp.

Part of a four-volume study organized by the Hoover Institution and funded primarily by the National Endowment for Democracy, this very useful book systematically analyzes the historical, cultural, social, economic, political and international factors that have shaped the possibilities for stable democracy in ten Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Well-qualified country specialists have contributed individual chapters on these countries.