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The Resource The success of the left in Latin America : untainted parties, market reforms, and voting behavior, Rosario Queirolo

The success of the left in Latin America : untainted parties, market reforms, and voting behavior, Rosario Queirolo

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The success of the left in Latin America : untainted parties, market reforms, and voting behavior
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The success of the left in Latin America
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untainted parties, market reforms, and voting behavior
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Rosario Queirolo
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eng
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"Why, since the beginning of the twenty-first century, have so many Latin American countries elected governments identifying themselves with the ideological Left? In The Success of the Left in Latin America: Untainted Parties, Market Reforms, and Voting Behavior, Rosario Queirolo argues that the "pink tide" that swept across Latin America beginning in the late 1990s--with the election of a growing number of leftist political candidates to public office--was caused by the intent of voters to punish political parties unable to improve the economic well-being of their electorates. She argues that Latin Americans vote based on performance, ousting those whom they perceive as responsible for economic downturns, and ushering into power those in the "untainted opposition," which has been the Left in most Latin American countries. Queirolo argues that the effects of neoliberal economic reforms did not produce more votes for political parties on the Left. Rather, the key variable is unemployment. Left-leaning parties in Latin America increase their electoral chances when unemployment is high. In addition to explaining recent electoral successes of leftist parties, The Success of the Left in Latin America also undermines a dominant scholarly view of Latin Americans as random and unpredictable voters by showing how the electorate at the polls holds politicians accountable. "Rosario Queirolo's The Success of the Left in Latin America: Untainted Parties, Market Reforms, and Voting Behavior makes a valuable contribution to the study of Latin American politics and of comparative politics more generally. Queirolo makes a compelling argument that the general shift to the Left in Latin America was less a straightforward protest against neoliberal policies but more strongly a reaction to negative economic performance. Enriched with extensive survey data, her book is authoritative and persuasive." --Elizabeth J. Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University"--
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Queirolo, María del Rosario
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F1414.3
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.Q45 2013
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non fiction
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Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
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The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
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  • Latin America
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Liberalism
  • Socialism
  • Political parties
  • Political culture
  • Latin America
  • Unemployment
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
  • HISTORY / Latin America / General
  • Economic history
  • Liberalism
  • Political culture
  • Political parties
  • Political science
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Socialism
  • Unemployment
  • Latin America
  • Die Linke
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Lateinamerika
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The success of the left in Latin America : untainted parties, market reforms, and voting behavior, Rosario Queirolo
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-195) and index
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842209334
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23 cm
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xviii, 205 pages:
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9780268039790
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2013029854
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40023044518
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)842209334
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The success of the left in Latin America : untainted parties, market reforms, and voting behavior, Rosario Queirolo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-195) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
842209334
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 205 pages:
Isbn
9780268039790
Lccn
2013029854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023044518
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842209334

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