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Radical democracy in the Andes

Radical democracy in the Andes

  • ISBN: 9780521734172
  • Editorial: Cambridge University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: New York. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 261
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

After a decade in local office, are indigenous peoples' governments in the Andes fulfilling their promise to provide a more participatory, accountable, and deliberative form of democracy? Using current debates in democratic theory as a framework, Donna Lee Van Cott examines 10 examples of institutional innovation by indigenous party-controlled municipalities in Bolivia and Ecuador. In contrast to studies emphasizing the role of individuals and civil society, the findings underscore the contributions of leadership and political parties to promoting participation and deliberation - even at the local level. Democratic quality is more likely to improve where local actors initiate and design institutions. Van Cott concludes that indigenous parties' innovations have improved democratic quality in some respects, but that authoritarian tendencies endemic to Andean cultures and political organizations have limited their positive impact. # Includes intensive case studies of institutional reform in 10 municipalities in two countries # Surveys the contemporary literature on #radical democracy# for a collegiate-level audience and includes review questions in each chapter # Provides suggestions for policymakers and development professionals with respect to promoting democratic development

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