Costa Rica: Quest for Democracy

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3.1 Key Costa Rican electoral developments, 1825-190540
3.2 Characteristics of Costa Rican presidencies, 1824-199841
3.3 Key Costa Rican electoral developments, 1906-194645
3.4 Evolution of the Costa Rican electorate and turnout, selected presidential elections, 1919-199846
3.5 Key Costa Rican electoral developments, 1947-197948
4.1 Costa Rican Legislative Assembly elections and representation, 1953-199862
4.2 Costa Rican presidential elections, 1948-199867
5.1 Estimated income distribution among Costa Rican households, 1961-199284
6.1 Political participation levels, 1973 and 1995 (percent involved)104
6.2 Urban Costa Rican participation compared to other Central American countries111
6.3 Demographic factors and participation in Costa Rica, 1995113
6.4 Mean levels of political capital by levels of civil society, urban Costa Rica123
7.1 General political culture of Costa Rican citizens, 1995 urban sample131
7.2 Attitudes toward government, 1995 urban sample133
7.3 Democratic and authoritarian values, 1995 urban sample136
7.4 Urban Costa Rican democratic norms compared to other Central American countries138
7.5 Correlates of political culture variables, 1995 urban sample139
7.6 Searching for antidemocratic Ticos, 1995 urban sample (mean scores)142
7.7 Characteristics of elite subsample compared to other urban Costa Ricans, 1995149

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Acronyms xvii
  • Preface xxi
  • 1 - Latin American Democracy and Costa Rica 1
  • Notes 12
  • 2 - Contemporary Costa Rica In Central America 17
  • Notes 30
  • 3 - The Historical Development of Costa Rican Democracy 32
  • Notes 53
  • 4 - The Political Framework of Democracy 56
  • Notes 78
  • 5 - Social Structure and Civil Society 82
  • Notes 100
  • 6 - Political Participation 103
  • Notes 125
  • 7 - Political Culture 129
  • Notes 151
  • 8 - Political Economy in Transition 154
  • Notes 174
  • 9 - Costa Rica in the World 177
  • Conclusions 192
  • 10 - Analysi5 and Conclusions: Can Democracy Survive? 195
  • Notes 208
  • Appendix 211
  • Index 219
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