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Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Latin America

2008

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Organismos Electorales Y Calidad De La Democracia En América Latina. Un Esquema De Análisis, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte Mar 2008

Organismos Electorales Y Calidad De La Democracia En América Latina. Un Esquema De Análisis, Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

Fernando Barrientos Del Monte

The institutional design and the operation of state institutions are expressions of political culture in a society. As such, they are also indicators of the quality of democracy in terms of results. Within the transition and consolidation processes of democracy in Latin America, the design and operation of Electoral Management Bodies (EMB’s) have been of exceptional importance. In order to overcome lack of credibility towards elections -a result of authoritarianisms in many Latin-American countries- the independent EMB model reinforced by Electoral Courts to solve electoral quarrels has been widely promoted in Latin America. How can this choice be explained ...