ISBN-10: 0190868899

ISBN-13: 9780190868895

ISBN-10: 0190868902

ISBN-13: 9780190868901

The learn of associations, a middle thought in comparative politics, has produced many wealthy and influential theories at the fiscal and political results of associations, but it's been much less profitable at theorizing their origins. In Fixing Democracy, Javier Corrales develops a idea of institutional origins that concentrates on constitutions and degrees of energy inside of them. He experiences a variety of Latin American constituent assemblies and constitutional amendments to discover why a few democracies extend instead of limit presidential powers and why this heightened presidentialism discourages democracy. His sign theoretical contribution is his elaboration on energy asymmetries. Corrales determines that stipulations of decreased strength asymmetry make constituent assemblies likely to curtail presidential powers, whereas weaker competition and heightened strength asymmetry is a trademark that presidential powers will extend. The bargain-based idea that he makes use of specializes in energy distribution and offers a extra exact variable in predicting genuine constitutional results than different techniques in keeping with functionalism or ideology. whereas the empirical concentration is Latin the United States, Fixing Democracy contributes a largely acceptable idea to the scholarship either associations and democracy.

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