Political Institutions, Actors, and Arenas in Latin American Policymaking

HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS, ACTORS, AND ARENAS IN LATIN AMERICAN POLICYMAKING, Washington, DC: IDB and DRCLAS, Harvard University, 2010

18 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2010

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Carlos Scartascini

Research Department - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Ernesto Stein

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Mariano Tommasi

Universidad de San Andres - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 1, 2010

Abstract

In the past thirty years, democratic freedom and competitive electoral processes have taken hold as never before in Latin America. This document zeroes in (by way of summarizing the results of nine detailed studies developed by field experts) on the intricate workings of democratic institutions, the actors that participate in democratic systems, and the arenas in which political and policy interactions take place in Latin America. The focus is on how those institutions, actors, and arenas affect the policymaking processes of Latin American countries for better or worse.

Keywords: Policymaking process, Political Institutions, Latin America, Legislatures, Political Parties, Labor Unions

JEL Classification: D72, D73, D78

Suggested Citation

Scartascini, Carlos G. and Stein, Ernesto Hugo and Tommasi, Mariano, Political Institutions, Actors, and Arenas in Latin American Policymaking (August 1, 2010). HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS: POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS, ACTORS, AND ARENAS IN LATIN AMERICAN POLICYMAKING, Washington, DC: IDB and DRCLAS, Harvard University, 2010 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1719288

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Ernesto Hugo Stein

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

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Mariano Tommasi

Universidad de San Andres - Department of Economics ( email )

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Argentina
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HOME PAGE: http://faculty.udesa.edu.ar/tommasi/index.htm

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