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Voice and Inequality: Poverty and Political Participation in Latin American Democracies

Carew Boulding and Claudio A. Holzner

Abstract

How do poor people in Latin America participate in politics? What explains the variation in the patterns of voting, protesting, and contacting government for the region’s poorest citizens? Why are participation gaps larger in some countries than in others? This book offers the first large-scale empirical analysis of political participation in Latin America, focusing on patterns of participation among the poorest citizens in each country. Far from being politically inert, under certain conditions the poorest citizens in Latin America act and speak for themselves with an intensity that far excee ... More

Keywords: political participation, voting, protest, poverty, Latin America, democracy, inequality, political behavior, civil society, political party

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197542149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197542149.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carew Boulding, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder

Claudio A. Holzner, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder