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    Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    Publication Date: 2015-02-17
    Description: This paper argues that where institutions are strong, actors are more likely to participate in the political process through institutionalized arenas, while where they are weak, protests and other unconventional means of participation become more appealing. This relationship is explored empirically by combining country-level measures of institutional strength with individual-level information on protest participation in 17 Latin American countries. Evidence is found that weaker political institutions are associated with a higher propensity to use alternative means for expressing preferences, that is, to protest. Also found are interesting interactions between country-level institutional strength and some individual-level determinants of participation in protests.
    Keywords: D72 ; D74 ; D78 ; H89 ; K42 ; ddc:330 ; Political institutions ; Public policies ; Institutional strength ; Protests ; Alternative Political Technologies ; Political party representation ; Ideology ; Ideological extremism ; Latin America
    Repository Name: EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
    Language: English
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    Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    Publication Date: 2015-02-17
    Description: This paper develops a framework for analyzing different policymaking styles, their causes and their consequences in Latin America, finding that lower institutionalization and greater use of alternative political technologies (APTs) are more likely the lower the cost of using these technologies, the higher the potential damage they can cause, the lower the wealth of the economy, and the more asymmetric the distribution of de jure political power. Moreover, strategic complementarity exists in the use of alternative political technologies; for instance bribes by the rich and protests by the poor are likely to be countervailing forces, and will both occur in polities with weaker political institutions.
    Keywords: D72 ; D74 ; D78 ; H89 ; K42 ; ddc:330 ; Political institutions ; Public policies ; Institutional strength ; Protests ; Alternative Political Technologies ; Development ; Judicial independence ; Party institutionalization ; Congress capabilities ; Cabinet stability ; Corruption
    Repository Name: EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
    Language: English
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