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Mainwaring, Scott 1954-

Works: 137 works in 546 publications in 3 languages and 15,178 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, htt, Originator, Compiler
Classifications: JL966, 320.98
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Most widely held works by Scott Mainwaring
The crisis of democratic representation in the Andes( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,947 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?
Democratic governance in Latin America by Scott Mainwaring( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,772 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
Rethinking party systems in the third wave of democratization : the case of Brazil by Scott Mainwaring( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisa a situação política brasileira contemporânea, examinando a relativa debilidade dos partidos políticos brasileiros. Identifica a presença de elementos que prejudicam a constituição dos partidos, a consolidação de suas bases sociais e de sua própria identidade, a sua capacidade de exercer a representação política e o governo. Examina as graves consequências da associação brasileira entre governo presidencial, federação multirregional, representação proporcional, bicameralismo e congresso pluripartidária
The third wave of democratization in Latin America : advances and setbacks( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,180 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
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 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in Latin America : between hope and despair by Ignacio Walker( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 929 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
Presidentialism and democracy in Latin America( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1997 book addresses the current debate regarding the liabilities and merits of presidential government. Does presidentialism make it less likely that democratic governments will be able to manage political conflict? 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 skeptically view claims that presidentialism has added significantly to the problems of democratic governance and stability
Problems confronting contemporary democracies : essays in honor of Alfred Stepan by Douglas A Chalmers( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues in democratic consolidation : the new South American democracies in comparative perspective( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 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
The Catholic Church and politics in Brazil, 1916-1985 by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 507 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
Democratic accountability in Latin America by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 471 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
Democracies and dictatorships in Latin America : emergence, survival, and fall by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 383 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"--
Politics, society, and democracy by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 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
Christian democracy in Latin America : electoral competition and regime conflicts( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 292 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
Life after dictatorship : authoritarian successor parties worldwide( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life after Dictatorship launches a new research agenda on authoritarian successor parties worldwide. Authoritarian successor parties are parties that emerge from authoritarian regimes, but that operate after a transition to democracy. They are one of the most common but overlooked features of the global democratic landscape. They are major actors in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and they have been voted back into office in over one-half of all third-wave democracies. This book presents a new set of terms, definitions, and research questions designed to travel across regions, and presents new data on these parties' prevalence and frequent return to power. With chapters from leading Africanists, Asianists, Europeanists, and Latin Americanists, it asks: why are authoritarian successor parties so common? Why are some more successful than others? And in what ways can they harm - or help - democracy?
Reflections on uneven democracies : the legacy of Guillermo O'Donnell( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 208 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'Donnell (1936-2011), whose pathbreaking work shaped the scholarship of generations of social scientists. Reflections on Uneven Democracies honors the legacy of O'Donnell's research by advancing debates related to his work on democracy. Drawing together a veritable Who's Who of eminent scholars--including two of O'Donnell's closest collaborators, Philippe Schmitter and Laurence Whitehead--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
Party systems in Latin America : institutionalization, decay, and collapse by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Party Systems in Latin America builds on, challenges, and updates Mainwaring and Timothy Scully's seminal Building Democratic Institutions: Party Systems in Latin America (1995), which reoriented the study of democratic party systems in the developing world. It is essential reading for scholars and students of comparative party systems, democracy, and Latin American politics. It shows that a stable and predictable party system facilitates important democratic processes and outcomes, but that building and maintaining such a party system has been the exception rather than the norm in contemporary Latin America. Scott Mainwaring is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include democratic institutions and democratization; authoritarian and democratic regimes; and political parties and party systems"--
La democracia cristiana en América Latina : conflictos y competencia electoral by Scott Mainwaring( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los estudios compilados en el libro analizan el papel y el impacto que la democracia cristiana y los partidos democratacristianos han tenido en la configuración de la vida política de Latinoamérica. Estos estudios nos muestran cómo la democracia cristiana en estas latitudes ha irrumpido en el campo de la pluralidad, en ocasiones acercándose al socialismo y a la izquierda, y en otras mostrándose defensora e impulsora de la iniciativa privada. Asimismo, dichos estudios han logrado introducir la realidad de setos partidos en un escenario más allá del catolicismo, es decir, como verdaderos grupos políticos que han luchado por instaurar la democracia en sus países, contextualizando la situación de los mismos en una época en que toda Latinoamérica era objeto de regímenes opresores
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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Democratic governance in Latin America
Democratic governance in Latin AmericaRethinking party systems in the third wave of democratization : the case of BrazilThe third wave of democratization in Latin America : advances and setbacksPresidentialism and democracy in Latin AmericaBuilding democratic institutions : party systems in Latin AmericaDemocratic accountability in Latin AmericaPolitics, society, and democracyChristian democracy in Latin America : electoral competition and regime conflictsLa democracia cristiana en América Latina : conflictos y competencia electoral
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Mainwaring, Scott 1954-

Mainwaring, Scott P.

Mainwaring, Scott P. 1954-

Mainwaring, Scott Patterson.

Scott Mainwaring 1954-