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Desconfianza y accountability ¿Las causas del populismo en América Latina?

Auteur :
DEL TRONCO, J.

Description :
Based on a classical representation approach and using survey data from Latinobarómetro for 1996–2008, the article analyzes (1) how low performance of public policies and the perception of an absence of accountability intensified political distrust among Latin American citizens, and (2) how this distrust increased the probability that populist leaders would emerge, as a way to reduce the principal-agent problem via symbolic accountability. The analysis shows that, in the beginning, populist governments improve the quality of representation and increase accountability in citizens’ eyes. But these experiences have a low level of sustainability because populism erodes the representative institutions of liberal democracy and thus undermines institutional accountability.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Latin American research review, issn : 0023-8791, 2013, vol. 48, n°. 2, p. 55-78, nombre de pages : 24, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Pittsburgh, PA, Latin American Studies Association

Langue :
Espagnol
Droits :
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