The Importance of Political Parties in a Democracy

The reading this week focus mainly on the importance of political parties in democracies and how the lack of political parties in Peru and other Latin American nations make them less credible ass democracies. The Authors address three topics; 1)…

Blog Post#3: Consolidation of democracy in Latin America, Case study of Peru

  Democracy has become a major political system in contemporary world. Nations which survived the cause of transition from authoritarianism to democracy still continue to struggle with consolidating democracy.  Because authoritarian tendencies continue to influence their political decisions, actions and…

The Importance of Strong Political Parties

The reading for this week by Levitsky and Cameron discusses the importance of political parties in Latin America, and I agree with the major points made in the article. Levitsky and Cameron that strong political parties are what help keep…

Democratic Consolidation

This coming week we will be discussing the idea of democratic consolidation within Latin America. Our required reading looks at the specific case of Peru in the late 20th century, where its president Alberto Fujimori led the 1992 autogolpe. This…

Democracies without Political Parties?

This week’s reading was mostly focused on the relevance of political parties in democracies with a special historical emphasis on Peru around the Fujimori regime. Letvitsky and Cameron address the importance that the political party has in keeping a democracy…

Week 7: Democratic Consolidation

This week’s reading was interesting because it focused on the Peruvian aspect of democratic consolidation. Throughout the 1990s, all Latin American countries were democratic, and Peru was the only one of these countries to experience a regime breakdown. Levitsky and Cameron…

Parties and Democracy

This weeks reading was over the importance of political parties for democracy. Levitsky and Cameron make several good points of why parties are important in Latin America and I personally agree with most of it. A few are that parties…

The Expectation for Political Parties

Political parties enable the government to work with more ease and cater to the issues of a wider range of the public. Parties also socialize elected officials to be accountable to their constituents, which is an essential pillar of democracy….

Geographic distribution of Peru

Democracy without Party Regimes? A Comparison with the PRI and an Explanation of Racial Politics in Peru

In Levitsky and Cameron’s article, they argue that political parties are essential for the success of democracy, and use the modern example of Peru’s decomposition of the party system which allowed the rise of an authoritarian regime. They seek to explain…