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Landing Votes: Representation and Land Reform in Latin America

Landing Votes: Representation and Land Reform in Latin America (Hardback)

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Landing Votes explores the conditions under which democratic Latin American governments address persistent political and economic inequities. The book points out a surprising 'coincidence': nearly every extension of suffrage to the rural poor occurred at the same time as land reform. Politicians did not merely react to peasants' demands; rather, they sought political power by extending the right to vote while redistributing land. The book concludes that party institutionalization enhanced the prospects for reforms by holding politicians accountable. More significant reforms occurred which benefited more of the rural poor where institutionalized parties competed for their votes.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesElections & referenda Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 06/07/2004 ISBN-13: 9781403965042  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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NANCY D. LAPP specializes in Latin American politics and teaches courses on international relations and comparative politics for the Department of Government and the International Affairs Maters program at California State University, Sacramento, USA.

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