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By Eduardo Alemán, George Tsebelis

During this quantity, twelve specialists on Latin American politics examine the ways that the interplay among legislative associations and the coverage positions of key actors impacts the initiation and passage of laws, protecting seven Latin American international locations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. those seven presidential platforms fluctuate largely when it comes to their legislative associations and the location of correct actors.

The advent offers a framework to appreciate the interplay of legislative majorities, political associations, and coverage place, and every bankruptcy starts off with an outline of the constitutional and congressional principles that allocate powers to suggest, amend, and veto laws. The authors then establish the political actors who've those prerogatives and practice the framework to teach how their coverage positions and relative strengths effect legislative decision-making.

The findings are in line with the elemental argument of the publication that presidents with broad legislative powers will be limited via the positions in their legislative allies, while weaker presidents should be well-positioned to construct profitable coalitions to accomplish their legislative ambitions. The essays during this quantity reveal that institutional layout, which determines the allocation of legislative powers, needs to be thought of besides the coverage personal tastes of key legislative actors in
order to build a whole photo of law-making.

Oxford reports in Democratization is a chain for students and scholars of comparative politics and similar disciplines. Volumes pay attention to the comparative examine of the democratization approach that followed the decline and termination of the chilly battle. The geographical concentration of the sequence is essentially Latin the United States, the Caribbean, Southern and jap Europe, and appropriate stories in Africa and Asia. The sequence editor is Laurence Whitehead, Senior examine Fellow, Nuffield
College, college of Oxford.

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