The 'New Left' and Democratic Governance in Latin America

Cynthia J. Arnson and José Raúl Perales

Based on presentations at a November 2006 workshop in Washington, D.C, this publication explores political trends and policy outcomes in eight countries Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Venezuela and aims to understand why so many governments of the Left have come to power in Latin America at this particular moment in the regions history, and explore the impact of specific public policies in the areas of social welfare, citizen participation, human rights, and foreign relations.


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