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Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America

Eduardo Alemán and George Tsebelis


In this volume, twelve experts on Latin American politics investigate the ways in which the interaction between legislative institutions and the policy positions of key actors affects the initiation and passage of legislation. The volume covers seven Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. These seven presidential systems vary widely in terms of their legislative institutions and the position of relevant actors. The Introduction provides a framework to understand the interaction of legislative majorities, political institutions, and policy posit ... More

Keywords: institutions, agenda setting, presidents, congress, policy preferences, lawmaking, Latin America, bills, proposal power, veto power

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198777861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eduardo Alemán, editor
Associate Professor, University of Houston

George Tsebelis, editor
Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

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