Challenges of party-building in Latin America / edited by Steven Levitsky [and three others].
- New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxii, 550 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Levitsky, Steven
- Introduction : Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America / Steven Levitsky, James Loxton, and Brandon Van Dyck -- Historical Timing, Political Cleavages, and Party-Building in Latin America / Kenneth M. Roberts -- Building Party Brands in Argentina and Brazil / Noam Lupu -- Segmented Party-Voter Linkages : The Success of Chile's Independent Democratic Union and Uruguay's Broad Front / Juan Pablo Luna -- The Paradox of Adversity : New Left Party Survival and Collapse in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina / Brandon Van Dyck -- The Niche Party: Authoritarian Regime Legacies and Party-Building in New Democracies / Kenneth F. Greene -- Patronage, Subnational Linkages, and Party-Building : The Cases of Colombia and Peru / Paula Muñoz and Eduardo Dargent -- Money for Nothing? : Public Financing and Party-Building in Latin America / Kathleen Bruhn -- Authoritarian Successor Parties and the New Right in Latin America / James Loxton -- Insurgent Successor Parties : Scaling Down to Build a Party After War / Alisha C. Holland -- Obstacles to Ethnic Parties in Latin America / Raúl L. Madrid -- Party-Building in Brazil : The Rise of the PT in Perspective / David Samuels and Cesar Zucco Jr. -- The Organizational Foundations of Corporation-Based Parties / William T. Barndt -- Challenges of Party-Building in the Bolivian East / Kent Eaton -- Why No Party-Building in Peru? / Steven Levitsky and Mauricio Zavaleta -- Past the Poof Moment : Cuba's Future Political Parties / Jorge I. Domínguez -- Conclusions : Latin American Parties, Past and Present / Jorge I. Domínguez.
- Nearly four decades since the onset of the third wave, political parties remain weak in Latin America: parties have collapsed in much of the region, and most new party-building efforts have failed. Why do some new parties succeed while most fail? This book challenges the widespread belief that democracy and elections naturally give rise to strong parties and argues that successful party-building is more likely to occur under conditions of intense conflict than under routine democracy. Periods of revolution, civil war, populist mobilization, or authoritarian repression crystallize partisan attachments, create incentives for organization-building, and generate a 'higher cause' that attracts committed activists. Empirically rich chapters cover diverse cases from across Latin America, including both successful and failed cases.
- 9781316550564 (ebook)
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