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作者 Moseley, Mason Wallace, author
書名 Protest state : the rise of everyday contention in Latin America / Mason W. Moseley
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9780190694005 (hardback)
9780190694012 (Updf)
9780190694029 (Epub)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HN110.5.A8 M633 2018    在架上    30610020576203
說明 xvi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "Why is social protest a normal, almost routine form of political participation in certain Latin American democracies, but not others? In light of surging protests in countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Peru, this book answers this question through a focus on recent trends in the quality of governance and socioeconomic development in the region. Specifically, it argues that increasingly engaged citizenries -- forged by economic growth and technological advances -- coupled with dysfunctional political institutions have fueled more radical modes of participation in Latin America, as citizens' demands for government responsiveness have overwhelmed many regimes' capacity to provide it. Where weak institutions and politically engaged citizenries collide, countries can morph into "protest states," where contentious participation becomes so common as to render it a conventional characteristic of everyday political life. Drawing on cross-national surveys from Latin America and a case study of Argentina, which includes a rich dataset of protest events and dozens of interviews with political elites and citizen activists, Mason W. Moseley tests his explanation against other leading theories in the contentious politics literature. But rather than emphasizing how worsening economic conditions and mounting grievances fuel protest, this book builds the case that it is actually the improvement of economic conditions amidst low quality political institutions that lies at the root of surging contention in the region. Protest State offers a comprehensive study of one of the most intriguing puzzles in Latin American politics today: in the midst of an unprecedented era of democratic governments and economic prosperity, why are so many people protesting?"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: The Rise of the Protest State: Theory and Hypotheses -- Chapter 3: Contentious Engagement: Evidence from Latin American Democracies -- Chapter 4: Protest from the Top Down: How Elites Marshal Contention in the Protest State -- Chapter 5: Tracing the Roots of the Protest State in Argentina -- Chapter 6: Narrowing the Focus: The Protest State at the Subnational Level in Argentina -- Chapter 7: Uneven Democracy and Contentious Politics: An Analysis of Protest across Argentine Provinces -- Chapter 8: Democracy in the Protest State: The Wave of the Future in Latin America? -- Appendix -- Notes -- References -- Index
鏈接 Online version: Moseley, Mason Wallace, author. Protest state New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018 9780190694012 (DLC) 2018005573
主題 Protest movements -- Latin America
Social movements -- Latin America
Political participation -- Latin America
Government accountability -- Latin America
Democracy -- Social aspects -- Latin America
Latin America -- Politics and government -- 21st century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights. bisacsh
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