Democratic Accountability in Latin America
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This volume on democratic accountability addresses one of the burning issues on the agenda of policy makers and citizens in contemporary Latin America. In much of Latin America, disenchantment and cynicism have set in regarding the quality of elected governments raising the prospect of a new round of democratic erosion and breakdowns. One of the important emerging challenges for improving the quality of democracy resolves around how to build more effective mechanisms ofaccountability. A widespread perception prevails in much of the region that government officials are not sufficiently subject to routinized controls by oversight agencies. Corruption, lack of oversight, impunity of state…
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/2003
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Conceptual and Theoretical Issues|
|Introduction: Democratic Accountability in Latin America|
|Horizontal Accountability: The Legal Institutionalization of Mistrust|
|Horizontal Accountability: Concepts and Conflicts|
|Legislatures, Executives, and Oversight Agencies|
|The Accountability Deficit in Latin America|
|Legislative Oversight: Interests and Institutions in the United States and Argentina|
|The Role of Congress as an Agency of Horizontal Accountability: Lessons from the Brazilian Experience|
|The Judiciary, the Public Prosecution Office, and Rule of Law|
|The New Brazilian Public Prosecution: An Agent of Accountability|
|Horizontal Accountability and the Rule of Law in Central America|
|Authoritarianism, Democracy and the Supreme Court: horizontal exchange and the rule of law in Mexico|
|Societal and Horizontal Controls: Two Cases of a Fruitful Relationship|