Elections Before Democracy: The History of Elections in Europe and Latin America (Institute of Latin American Studies Series) pdf epub fb2

Elections Before Democracy: The History of Elections in Europe and Latin America (Institute of Latin American Studies Series) by Eduardo Posada-Carbo pdf epub fb2

Elections Before Democracy: The History of Elections in Europe and Latin America (Institute of Latin American Studies Series) Author: Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Title: Elections Before Democracy: The History of Elections in Europe and Latin America (Institute of Latin American Studies Series)
ISBN: 0312158858
ISBN13: 978-0312158859
Other Formats: mbr lrf txt lit
Pages: 285 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (July 1, 1996)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1348 kb
Size EPUB version: 1332 kb
Subcategory: Politics & Government




Examines aspects of electoral history in Europe and Latin America, from the 17th century to 1930. The focus is on individual countries (England, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico), although the discussion also includes comparative electoral history specifically, electoral culture, traditions, participation, fraud, the role of elections in nation building, and the role of institutions, such as the Church, in shaping electoral behavior. The author argues that imperfect, historical electoral practices were a necessary pre-condition for the development of representative forms of government. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.