Fujimori Legacy The Rise of Electoral Authoritarianism in Peru

ISBN-10: 0271027487

ISBN-13: 9780271027487

Edition: 2006

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Description: President Alberto Fujimori's sudden resignation in November 2000 brought an end to a highly controversial period in Peruvian history. His meteoric rise to power in 1990 fueled by widespread popular support, followed by his decision to dissolve Congress and rule by decree in 1992, has made his regime a focus of special attention by scholars trying to understand this complex and contradictory presidency. This book offers a comprehensive assessment of Fujimori's regime in the context of Latin America's struggle to consolidate democracy after years of authoritarian rule. Setting the regime conceptually in a discussion of alternative forms of government--"delegative democracy, neopopulism, and electoral authoritarianism--"the essays study it from two different perspectives: external (in its relations with political parties, Lima's mayors, public opinion, women, the U.S. government) and internal (examining economic polides as determined by governing coalitions, networks of corruption, and Fujimori's unsavory relationship with his security advisor Vladimiro Montesinos). Overall,

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Rise and Decline of Fujimori's Neopopulist Leadership
An Authoritarian Presidency: How and Why Did Presidential Power Run Amok in Fujimori's Peru?
Fujimori and the Mayors of Lima, 1990-2001: The Impact and Legacy of Neopopulist Rule
Do Parties Matter? Lessons from the Fujimori Experience
The Immoral Economy of Fujimorismo
Public Opinion, Market Reforms, and Democracy in Fujimori's Peru
All the President's Women: Fujimori and Gender Equity in Peruvian Politics
Redirection of Peruvian Economic Strategy in the 1990s: Gains, Losses, and Clues for the Future
Against the Odds: The Paradoxes of Peru's Economic Recovery in the 1990s
The Often Surprising Outcomes of Asymmetry in International Affairs: United States-Peru Relations in the 1990s
Electoral Authoritarian Versus Partially Democratic Regimes: The Case of the Fujimori Government and the 2000 Elections
Endogenous Regime Breakdown: The Vladivideo and the Fall of Peru's Fujimori
Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of Electoral Authoritarianism in Peru
Bibliography
Appendix. Peru, 1990-2000: A Basic Chronology
Contributors
Index
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