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Democratic Accountability in Latin America$
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Scott Mainwaring and Christoper Welna

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256372

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199256373.001.0001

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Introduction: Democratic Accountability in Latin America *

Introduction: Democratic Accountability in Latin America *

(p.3) 1 Introduction: Democratic Accountability in Latin America*
Democratic Accountability in Latin America

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the challenges of democratic accountability in Latin America. It then presents the three main themes that run throughout the book. These are the controversies about the definition of accountability, the relationship between electoral accountability and mechanisms of control and oversight of public agencies, and the shortcomings and advances of non-electoral forms of accountability in contemporary Latin America.

Keywords:   democratic accountability, Latin America, political accountability, electoral accountability, intrastate accountability, oversight

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