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Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Scott Mainwaring and Christoper Welna


This book brings together studies on democratic accountability in Latin America by authors from different theoretical perspectives. It seeks to further understanding on the web of institutions that form the mechanisms of accountability, the interaction between these institutions, and interaction between electoral accountability, intrastate accountability, and societal oversight. The book is divided into four parts. Part I discusses conceptual and theoretical issues on accountability. Part II presents three chapters on legislatures, executives, and oversight agencies. Part III has three chapter ... More

Keywords: democratic accountability, Latin America, political accountability, electoral accountability, intrastate accountability, oversight

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256372
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199256373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Mainwaring, editor
Conley Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
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Christoper Welna, editor
Associate Director of The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
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PART I Conceptual and Theoretical Issues

Part II Legislatures, Executives, and Oversight Agencies

4 The Accountability Deficit in Latin America

Erika Moreno Brian F. Crisp Matthew Soberg Shugart

PART III The Judiciary, the Public Prosecution Office, and Rule of Law

7 The New Brazilian Public Prosecution: An Agent of Accountability

Maria Tereza Sadek Rosângela Batista Cavalcanti

PART IV Societal Accountability

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