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Author Gómez M., Alejandro (Gómez Moreno)

Title Political cleavages : issues, parties, and the consolidation of democracy / Alejandro Moreno.

Published Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 1999.

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 UniM Bail  303.409049 MENE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Latin America in global perspective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-192) and index.
Contents 1. Democracy, Democratization, and Political Cleavages -- 2. Political Cleavages in Advanced Industrial Societies -- 3. Political Cleavages in Post-Communist Societies -- 4. Political Cleavages in Latin America -- 5. Conclusion: A Cross-National Comparison of Cleavages -- App. B. A Brief Description of Discriminant Analysis.
Summary "In Political Cleavages: Issues, Parties, and the Consolidation of Democracy, Alejandro Moreno argues that the political split between authoritarian and democratic ideologies is the main determinant of party competition in less-developed, relatively new democracies. That is, political competition is drawn between those parties that propose to further democratic consolidation and those that advocate a return to authoritarian order. Moreno compares political cleavages in new democracies (including several in Latin America) with political conflict in advanced industrial democracies, demonstrating that there are similar ideological dimensions of competition that reflect the most salient issues in society."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Democracy.
Democratization.
Authoritarianism.
Political parties.
Political culture.
Comparative government.
ISBN 0813335507 (alk. paper)