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By Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson

Latin America’s flirtation with neoliberal financial restructuring within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties (the so-called Washington Consensus technique) had the influence of accelerating source of revenue inequality during the quarter. the purpose of this financial coverage used to be partially to create the stipulations for solid democracy via making sure effective fiscal use of assets, either human and capital, however the widening hole among wealthy and negative threatened to undermine political balance. on the center of the quandary confronted by way of those new democracies is the query of responsibility: Are all voters both in a position to retaining the govt in charge if it doesn't characterize their pursuits? during this booklet, Michelle Taylor-Robinson investigates either the formal associations of democracy (such as electoral principles and the layout of the legislative and government branches) and casual associations (such because the nomination approaches of political events and patron-client relationships) to work out what incentives legislators need to be aware of the wishes of bad humans and thereby properly symbolize their interests.

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