The Cost of Democracy

Essays on Political Finance in Latin America
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This publication is only available in electronic format
Published: 
10 February 2016
Language: 
English
Pages: 
122
ISBN: 
978-91-7671-032-6 (Print)
Author(s): 
Kevin Casas-Zamora, Daniel Zovatto
Co-Publisher(s): 
Organization of American States, Inter-American Dialogue
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Democracy has no price, but it does have an operating cost.

Financing election campaigns is a debated issue and adequately regulating such financing is one of the great challenges for all democracies, including in Latin America.

Drawing on experiences in a number of Latin American countries, this book offers a comprehensive and sober analysis of political financing practices in the region. It discusses the risks that current practices entail for democracy, and the best approaches to regulating the role of money in politics.

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

1. Getting there on time: notes on the regulation of campaign finance in Latin America

2. Considerations on campaign finance practices in the Americas

Appendix: Campaign Finance Regulation in Latin America (as of 31 December 2014)

References

About the authors

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