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The Resource Mandates and democracy : neoliberalism by surprise in Latin America, Susan C. Stokes

Mandates and democracy : neoliberalism by surprise in Latin America, Susan C. Stokes

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Mandates and democracy : neoliberalism by surprise in Latin America
Title
Mandates and democracy
Title remainder
neoliberalism by surprise in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Susan C. Stokes
Title variation
Mandates & Democracy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Sometimes politicians run for office promising one set of policies, and if they win, switch to very different ones. Latin American presidents in recent years have frequently run promising to avoid pro-market reforms and harsh economic adjustment, then win and transform immediately into enthusiastic market reformers. Does it matter when politicians ignore the promises they made and the preferences of their constituents? If politicians want to be reelected or see their party reelected at the end of their term, why would they impose unpopular policies? Susan Stokes develops a model of policy switches and tests it with statistical and qualitative data from Latin American elections over the last two decades. She concludes that politicians may change policies because unpopular policies are best for constituents and best serve their own political ambitions. Nevertheless, even though good representatives sometimes switch policies, abrupt change tends to erode the quality of democracy
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UkCbUP
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Stokes, Susan Carol
Dewey number
320/.6/098
Index
index present
LC call number
JL966
LC item number
.S76 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in comparative politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
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Mandates and democracy : neoliberalism by surprise in Latin America, Susan C. Stokes
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511612978
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511612978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mandates and democracy : neoliberalism by surprise in Latin America, Susan C. Stokes
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511612978
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511612978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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