Malaise in Representation in Latin American Countries: by Alfredo Joignant, Mauricio Morales, Claudio Fuentes

By Alfredo Joignant, Mauricio Morales, Claudio Fuentes

This edited quantity examines malaise with democracy inside of 3 middle-income Latin American nations - Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. particularly, the publication makes a speciality of the distance inside public opinion on democratic approach in the context of difficulty of illustration and breakdowns of democracy. in accordance with a learn utilizing comparative and systematic survey facts, the members of this quantity offer an excellent research at the nation of democracy in 3 Latin American international locations, whose classes are precious for all sorts of democracy, within the north and the south.

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116)? When there is a negative evaluation of a president’s or a government’s performance, a feeling of dissatisfaction becomes apparent. It may be with the government’s economic performance, a particular policy, or a set of policies or may even not be about anything specific (about which Easton (1965) was thinking when he talked about “diffuse” legitimacy). However, does this expression of dissatisfaction picked up by surveys MALAISE IN REPRESENTATION: ATTITUDES, BELIEFS, BEHAVIORS... 15 c­ onstitute evidence of a decline in the legitimacy of a president or government or does it refer to another dimension of the situation?

5) while, in Uruguay, we find a high level of congruence and low non-conventional political participation and, in Argentina, low congruence and continuous protest activity. 15 It is impossible not to conclude that they reflect something not being captured by surveys, not because of methodological defects (surveys with good sample design are not vulnerable to technical criticism and the batteries of questions have been sufficiently tested so as to permit comparison, albeit not to discuss the assumptions they contain), but because of conceptual problems that prevent them from yielding the grounds for plausible explanations.

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