Latin America's Leaders

December 15, 2015|
Latin America's Leaders
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Cult-of-personality or true democracy? The rise of populism worldwide, combined with the overwhelming success of leaders in Latin America, has positioned the region at the forefront of political debate. Conventional wisdom presents this trend as a handful of charismatic individuals leading an ideological challenge to liberal democracy. But can it really be that simple?

Based on exclusive interviews with over three hundred politicians – former presidents, vice presidents, current party officials and hundreds more – Latin America's Leaders exposes what the Pink Tide really thinks of its presidents. Arguing that the political styles of leaders such as Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, Álvaro Uribe and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are far better explained in the context of their respective countries' party systems, the authors examine political stability through the paradoxical relationship between democracy and the concentration of power in charismatic individuals.

This is the definitive guide to the world's most left-wing continent.

Title:Latin America's LeadersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1783601051

ISBN - 13:9781783601059

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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