1st Edition

Political Parties Mexico, Central, and South America

Edited By Jorge I. Domínguez Copyright 2002

    With the fall of the Soviet Union and the acceleration of global economic, political, and social pressures, Mexico, Central, and South America have undergone vast transformations. This collection details these changes and updates the scholarship on a region once defined by the cold war and now struggling to define itself within the era of economic globalization and democratization. Rapid changes in the area have produced new and contentious scholarship, the best of which is contained in this new five-volume set. Collected by one of the premiere authorities on the region, each volume contains a valuable introduction and considers a key discipline of study. Together the volumes provide a comprehensive view, which will prove an indispensable research tool for students and scholars alike.

    Ames, Barry. Electoral Strategy under Open-List Proportional Representation. American Journal of Political Science 39 (1995). Domínguez, Jorge. Shaping Mexico's Electoral Arena: The Construction of Partisan Cleavages in the 1988 and 1991 National Elections. American Political Science Review 89 (1995). Shugart, Matthew Soberg. The Electoral Cycle and Institutional Sources of Divided Presidential Government. American Political Science Review 89 (1995). Siavelis, Peter. Continuity and Change in the Chilean Party System. Comparative Political Studies 30 (1997). Coppedge, Michael. Parties and Society in Mexico and Venezuela. Comparative Politics (April 1993). Corrales, Javier. Presidents, Ruling Parties, and Party Rules: A theory on the Politics of Economic Reform in Latin America. Comparative Politics 32 (2000). Figueiredo, Argelina Cheibub, and Fernando Limongi. Presidential Power, Legislative Organization, and Party Behavior in Brazil. Comparative Politics 32 (2000). Stokes, Susan. Constituency Influence and Representation. Electoral Studies 17 (1998). Jones, Mark. Presidential Election Laws and Multipartism in Latin America. Political Research Quarterly 47 (1994). Martz, John D. Political Parties and Candidate Selection in Venezuela and Colombia. Political Science Quarterly 114 (2000):. Roberts, Kenneth. Neoliberalism and the Transformation of Populism in Latin America: The Peruvian Case. World Politics 48 (1995). Gibson, Edward. The Populist Road to Market Reform: Policy and Electoral Coalitions in Mexico and Argentina. World Politics 49 (1997).


    Jorge I. Domínguez is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University and is a member of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He has authored and edited a number of works, including Essays on Mexico, Central, and South America (Garland, 1994), To Make a World Safe for Revolution: Cuba's Foreign Policy (Harvard University Press, 1989), Democracy and the Caribbean (Johns Hopkins, 1993), Democratic Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean (Johns Hopkins, 1999), Toward Mexico's Democratization (Routledge, 1999), and the forthcoming The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict (Routledge).