Southern Cone Publications
Peruzzotti, Enrique, "The Nature Of The New Argentine Democracy. The Delegative Democracy Argument Revisited", Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 33, Part I, February 2001.Jul 07, 2011
O Donnell's diagnosis regarding the delegative nature of the new Latin American democracies has won wide acceptance in current debates on institutional consolidation. Through the analysis of the Argentine case, the article will challenge the delegative democracy argument as one-sided. The delegativeness hypothesis, it will be argued, turns a blind eye to the truly innovative processes that have taken place within Argentine society and that make this democratizing wave distinctive.