Analysis and Policy

Las Instituciones de la Democracia Directa a Nivel Nacional en América Latina: Un Balance Comparado: 1978 – 2007

Author

Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director for Latin America (International IDEA)
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Type of document

Public speech

First released at

May 14, 2007

Keywords

direct democracy, latin america

English, 35 pages

Excerpt from the public speech

La transición a la democracia en América Latina muestra a lo largo de estos 29 años dos etapas principales. Una, durante los años 1980, década perdida en lo económico pero de gran avance en materia democrática. La otra, a lo largo de los años 90, caracterizada por la crisis de representación del sistema partidario y el descontento creciente con la política; situaciones que trataron de ser superadas en numerosos países de la Región mediante una doble vía: reformas constitucionales por un lado e incorporación de mecanismos de democracia directa por el otro.

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