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Democratic Accountability in Latin America

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ISBN-10: 0199256381

ISBN-13: 9780199256389

Edition: 2003

Authors: Scott Mainwaring, Christopher Welna

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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 Accountability
Societal and Horizontal Controls: Two Cases of a Fruitful Relationship