Counting on the Past or Investing in the Future? Economic and Political Accountability in Fujimori's Peru

  title={Counting on the Past or Investing in the Future? Economic and Political Accountability in Fujimori's Peru},
  author={Jana Morgan Kelly},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  • J. Kelly
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Political Science, Economics
  • The Journal of Politics
This article strengthens and extends economic theories of presidential approval, assesses accountability in Peru's “delegative democracy,” and explores the political feasibility of economic policies. The analysis finds that prospective evaluations shape presidential approval in Peru, demonstrating the utility of economic theories in the developing world. Peruvians hold politicians accountable not only for the economic past, but also for future implications of past actions, which suggests that… 
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