Deepening Democracy: Global Governance and Political Reform in Latin America
Adams surveys the impact of transnational organizations and NGOs on Latin American politics since 1990. The transition from military to civilian rule in Latin American countries has benefited local progressive forces, but resilient remnants favoring the past's authoritarian politics have compelled organizations like the UN, IMF, OAS, and World Bank to engage in various campaigns to deepen democratic institutions and norms. Adams argues that to understand current political transformations in the region, one must consider the existing role of external organizations. Latin America is offered as a prime example of the increased influence transnational authorities have over political decisions that had long been the exclusive prerogative of national governments… [From Amazon.com]
Democracy, Democratization, Global governance, International organization, Latin America, NGOs, Political reform
International Relations | Latin American Studies
Adams, Francis, "Deepening Democracy: Global Governance and Political Reform in Latin America" (2003). Political Science & Geography Faculty Books. 5.