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Mainwaring, Scott 1954-

Works: 115 works in 463 publications in 3 languages and 12,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Compiler
Classifications: JL966, 320.98
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Most widely held works by Scott Mainwaring
Presidentialism and democracy in Latin America by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the current debate regarding the liabilities and merits of presidential government, this work asks: does presidentialism make it less likely that democratic governments will be able to manage political conflict, as many prominent scholars have argued? With the unprecedented wave of transitions to democracy since the 1970s, this question has been hotly contested in political and intellectual circles all over the globe. The contributors to this volume examine variations among different presidential systems and sceptically view claims that presidentialism has added significantly to the problems of democratic governance and stability. The contributors argue that presidential systems vary in important ways, mostly according to the constitutional powers accorded to the president to affect legislation and the degree to which presidents parties control legislative majorities
The Progressive church in Latin America by Progressive church in Latin America( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic Church and politics in Brazil, 1916-1985 by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building democratic institutions : party systems in Latin America( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume fills the need for a comprehensive, up-to-date portrait of parties and party systems in Latin America. It includes chapters on all the large and medium-sized countries, as well as those smaller countries with older democratic traditions: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The book is framed by an Introduction that provides a theoretical and comparative conceptual map for charting Latin American party systems and a Conclusion that looks ahead to the challenges and trends for party building in the 1990's. The twelve country case studies address five analytical themes. First, though the primary focus is party politics since around 1980, each chapter explores the origins of party competition. The question of genesis is important not only in its own right, but also because the way parties and party systems originate frequently endows them with enduring features. Second, each chapter assesses the relative strength of parties as actors within the larger political system. In what ways are parties important or unimportant? If they are not leading actors within the political system, who are? Third, the authors investigate the relationship between major parties and the state, revealing the extent to which parties are dependent on state resources to maintain power and win votes. Fourth, the contributions assess the importance of different electoral regimes for shaping broader patterns of party competition. Finally, and most important, the authors characterize the nature of the party system in each country - how institutionalized it is and how it can be classified
The third wave of democratization in Latin America : advances and setbacks( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume offers an ambitious and comprehensive overview of the unprecedented advances as well as the setbacks in the post-1978 wave of democratization. It seeks to explain the sea change from a region dominated by authoritarian regimes to one in which openly authoritarian regimes are the rare exception, and it analyzes why some countries have achieved striking gains in democratization while others have experienced erosions. The book presents general theoretical arguments about what causes and sustains democracy and analyses of nine theoretically compelling country cases."--Jacket
Rethinking party systems in the third wave of democratization : the case of Brazil by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work attempts to understand democracy in Brazil. Theoretically, the author argues that most party systems in the third wave of democratization have distinctive features that require us to reformulate theories about party systems generally. He also argues that many third-wave cases underscore the need to focus on the capacity of the state and political elites to structure and restructure party systems from below. Empirically, the author studies the Brazilian party system and democratization. He underscores the weakness of the party system and the resulting problems of democratization. He reaffirms the central significance of parties in the face of widespread skepticism about their importance
Issues in democratic consolidation : the new South American democracies in comparative perspective( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1974 there has been an unprecedented wave of democratization in the world. This trend has been particularly extensive in South America. But the problems confronting these new democracies are staggering, and the prospects for building consolidated democratic regimes are far from uniformly good. Focusing primarily on recent South American cases, Issues in Democratic Consolidation examines some of the difficulties of constructing consolidated democracies and provides a critical examination of the major issues involved. A prominent theme running through this collection is that the transitions from authoritative rule to civilian government may be arrested by political, economic, and social constraints. The articles contain analyses of the varied modalities and complex processes related to the transitions. The first transition begins with the initial stirrings of crisis under authoritarian rule that generate some form of political opening and greater respect for basic civil rights, and ends with the establishment of a government elected in an open, competitive contest. The volumes primary focus, however, is on the second transition, which begins with the inauguration of a democratic government and ends - if all goes well - with the establishment of a consolidated democratic regime
Democratic accountability in Latin America by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume on democratic accountability addresses one of the burning issues on the agenda of policy makers and citizens in contemporary Latin America: how democratic leaders in Latin America can improve accountability while simultaneously promoting governmental effectiveness
Democratic governance in Latin America by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring success in democratic governance / Scott Mainwaring, Timothy R. Scully, and Jorge Vargas Cullell -- Economic growth in Latin America : from the disappointment of the twentieth century to the challenges of the twenty-first / José De Gregorio -- Does one size fit all in policy reform? : cross-national evidence and its implications for Latin America / Francisco Rodríguez -- More market or more state for Latin America? / Alejandro Foxley -- Social policy and democratic governance in Latin America / Evelyne Huber and John Stephens -- The rule of law as a governance issue : lessons from the prosecution of rights violations / Daniel Brinks -- Political institutions, populism, and democracy in Latin America / Patricio Navia and Ignacio Walker -- Democratic governance in Chile / Alan Angell -- Limits to Costa Rican heterodoxy : what has changed in "paradise"? / Mitchell Seligson and Juliana Martínez Franzoni -- Structural reform and governability : the Brazilian experience in the 1990s / Fernando Henrique Cardoso -- Democratic governance in Latin America : eleven lessons from recent experience / Scott Mainwaring and Timothy R. Scully -- Postscript : democratic governance in Latin America / José Miguel Insulza
Democracies and dictatorships in Latin America : emergence, survival, and fall by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents a new theory for why political regimes emerge, and why they subsequently survive or break down. It then analyzes the emergence, survival, and fall of democracies and dictatorships in Latin America since 1900. Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán argue for a theoretical approach situated between long-term structural and cultural explanations and short-term explanations that look at the decisions of specific leaders. They focus on the political preferences of powerful actors - the degree to which they embrace democracy as an intrinsically desirable end and their policy radicalism - to explain regime outcomes. They also demonstrate that transnational forces and influences are crucial to understand regional waves of democratization. Based on extensive research into the political histories of all twenty Latin American countries, this book offers the first extended analysis of regime emergence, survival, and failure for all of Latin America over a long period of time"--
The crisis of democratic representation in the Andes by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyses and explains the crisis of democratic representation in five Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. It addresses an important question for Latin America as well as other parts of the world: why does representation sometimes fail to work?
Christian democracy in Latin America : electoral competition and regime conflicts( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian democracy swept across parts of Latin America, gaining influence in Venezuela in the 1940s, Chile in the 1950s, El Salvador and Guatemala in the 1960s and Costa Rica and Mexico in the 1980s. This book offers an overview of Christian Democracy in the region, and examines the Christian Democratic organizations of Chilie and Mexico, which are still major parties today. The concluding section analyzes the demise of formerly significant Christian Democratic parties in El Salvador, Gatemala, Peru and Venezuela
Politics, society, and democracy by Richard Gunther( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Volume III, leading Latin American scholars evaluate Juan Linz's contribution to the study of Latin American politics, in particular his influence on studies dealing with authoritarianism, democratic breakdown, public opinion, regime transition, and the institutional conditions needed for stable democracy
Democracy in Latin America : between hope and despair by Ignacio Walker( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2009, Ignacio Walker--scholar, politician, and one of Latin America's leading public intellectuals--published La Democracia en America Latina. Now available in English, with a new prologue, and significantly revised and updated for an English-speaking audience, Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair contributes to the necessary and urgent task of exploring both the possibilities and difficulties of establishing a stable democracy in Latin America. Walker argues that, throughout the past century, Latin American history has been marked by the search for responses or alternatives to the crisis of oligarchic rule and the struggle to replace the oligarchic order with a democratic one. After reviewing some of the principal theories of democracy based on an analysis of the interactions of political, economic, and social factors, Walker maintains that it is primarily the actors, institutions, and public policies--not structural determinants--that create progress or regression in Latin American democracy. Democracy in Latin America is organized by eight themes: independence and the establishment of democracy; the economic shift from exports to import substitution; democratic breakdowns, transitions, and consolidation; the double transition to democracy and trade liberalization in the 1980s and 1990s; institutions, democratic governability, and neopopulism; presidentialism and parliamentarism; the "new social question"; and the need for democracy of institutions. Walker systematically addresses the abundant literature on democracy in Latin America, combining a scholarly perspective with real world experience that enhances the understanding of political and economic development in the region."--Publisher's website
Reflections on uneven democracies : the legacy of Guillermo O'Donnell( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third wave of democratization produced a wealth of enduring social science. Beginning in the 1970s, it prompted scholars to develop important theories on authoritarian breakdowns and transitions to democracy. No one in the field was more influential than Guillermo O{u2019}Donnell (1936{u2013}2011), whose pathbreaking work shaped the scholarship of generations of social scientists. Reflections on Uneven Democracies honors the legacy of O{u2019}Donnell{u2019}s research by advancing debates related to his work on democracy. Drawing together a veritable Who{u2019}s Who of eminent scholars{u2014}including two of O{u2019}Donnell{u2019}s closest collaborators, Philippe Schmitter and Laurence Whitehead{u2014}the volume examines issues related to democratic breakdowns and stability, the nature and quality of new democracies, institutional strength, the rule of law, and delegative democracy. This reexamination of some of the most influential arguments about democracy of the past forty years leads to original approaches and insights for a new era of democracy studies. Students of democracy and institutional performance, both Latin Americanists and comparativists more generally, will find this essential reading. --Provided by publisher
Problems confronting contemporary democracies : essays in honor of Alfred Stepan by Douglas A Chalmers( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidentialism in Brazil : the impact of strong constitutional powers, weak partisan powers, and robust federalism by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Igreja nas bases em tempo de transição (1974-1985)( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in Portuguese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracia : discusiones y nuevas aproximaciones( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservative parties, democracy, and economic reform in contemporary Brazil by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisa a tradição dos partidos conservadores no Brasil, com ênfase no período pós-ditaduras militares
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Alternative Names
Mainwaring, Scott 1954-

Mainwaring, Scott P.

Mainwaring, Scott P. 1954-

Mainwaring, Scott Patterson.

Building democratic institutions : party systems in Latin AmericaThe third wave of democratization in Latin America : advances and setbacksRethinking party systems in the third wave of democratization : the case of BrazilDemocratic accountability in Latin AmericaDemocratic governance in Latin AmericaThe crisis of democratic representation in the AndesChristian democracy in Latin America : electoral competition and regime conflictsPolitics, society, and democracy