Publisher: Penn State University Press (July 9, 2008)
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Analyses of formal governmental associations and electoral legislation have significantly complex our realizing of the way politics works in Latin the USA. in spite of the fact that, those analyses principally omit the method of candidate recruitment and choice, a topic intricately tied to political results and the functioning of democracy. during this quantity, a workforce of specialists makes use of a typical analytic framework constructed via the editors to research the recruitment and choice of govt and legislative applicants in six significant nations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay. It does so from views. First, as a based variable, the quantity explores the occasion and felony components that force the recruitment and choice procedure, hence generating certain types of applicants. It then considers candidate variety as an autonomous variable, examining the impression of candidate style on campaigns, political events, and the habit of legislators and presidents as soon as elected. the result's the 1st absolutely comparative inquiry right into a principal, yet mostly overlooked, determinant of politics in Latin the US.