Legislative Politics in Latin America


This theoretically inspired study explores legislative politics in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Instead of beginning with an assumption that these legislatures are either rubber-stamps or obstructionist bodies, the chapters provide new data and a fresh analytical approach to describe and explain the role of these representative bodies in these consolidating democracies. For each country the book provides three chapters dedicated, in turn, to executive-legislative relations, the legislatures' organizational structure, and the policy process.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Scott Morgenstern
  • Ana María Mustapic
  • Octavio Amorim Neto
  • Peter M. Siavelis
  • Ma. Amparo Casar
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002


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