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Author Corrales, Javier, 1966-
Title Fixing democracy : how power asymmetries help explain presidential powers in new constitutions, evidence from Latin America / Javier Corrales.
Imprint 2018
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018]

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Subject Executive power -- Latin America.
Constitutional history -- Latin America.
Democracy -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This work explores the origins of presidential powers in new constitutions. Much is known about the effects of different presidential powers-less on the conditions that lead to their emergence. The text focuses on the origins of these powers. It argues that the most important predictor of whether a new constitution will expand (instead of restrict) presidential powers is power asymmetry, or more specifically, the difference in power assets between the Incumbent and the Opposition.
Contents Part I The argument: Introduction: fixing democracy -- The argument: power asymmetry, constitutions, and presidential powers -- Part II Explaining constituent assemblies and presidential powers: Origins: the rise and demise of constituent assemblies in Latin America -- Content: constitutional rewrites and changes in presidential powers -- Part III Case studies: Venezuela: extreme variations in power asymmetry -- Bolivia: natural resources, demographics, and reduced power asymmetry -- Ecuador: when the opposition splits -- Part IV Power asymmetry and self-dealing: Changes to term limits: self-dealing, power asymmetry, and ruling parties -- Part V Conclusion: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 21, 2018).
ISBN 9780190868918 (electronic bk.)
0190868910 (electronic bk.)
9780190869380
0190869380
9780190868895
0190868899
9780190868901
0190868902
9780190868925 (epub)
OCLC # 1036986124
Additional Format Print version : 9780190868895