Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0801883521
ISBN-10: 0801883520
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One of the most interesting and illuminating works on Latin American politics to appear in recent years.

-- Joe Foweraker ― Journal of Latin American Studies

Rich in empirical material and in provoking theoretical questions.

-- Julian Durazo Herrmann ― European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

About the Author

Gretchen Helmke is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester.

Steven Levitsky is a professor of government at Harvard University. He is the coauthor of Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War, author of Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America, and coeditor of Informal Institutions and Democracy, the last also published by Johns Hopkins.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Johns Hopkins University Press; 1st edition (August 28, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0801883520
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0801883521
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.77 x 9 inches
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Steven Levitsky is a Professor of Government at Harvard University. Levitsky’s research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Levitsky has written for Vox and The New York Times, among other publications.

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