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Elections and Other Trivial Pursuits: Latin America and the New World Order
Third World Quarterly (1993)
  • Jan Knippers Black, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Abstract
The article discusses the end of militocracy and the spread of democracy in Latin America that coincided with the end of the Cold War and the organisation of a new world order. Military withdrawal in Latin America turned out to be input democracies in which popular elections were not reflected in popular benefit from public policy and the redemocratisation process was accompanied by increasing indebtedness, surrender of economic sovereignty and the return to economic elitism. Reformist leaders are likely to make concessions to the armed forces, creditors and other foreign and domestic élite interests and they may abandon the higher standards and succumb to the temptations of office.
Publication Date
September, 1993
Citation Information
Jan Knippers Black. "Elections and Other Trivial Pursuits: Latin America and the New World Order" Third World Quarterly Vol. 14 Iss. 3 (1993)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jan_black/32/