Latin American Politics after the “Third Wave” of Democratization and Its Future Prospects

  title={Latin American Politics after the “Third Wave” of Democratization and Its Future Prospects},
  author={Jiang Shixue},
  journal={Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences},
  • Jiang Shixue
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Abstract The global expansion of democracy in the last quarter of the twentieth century was described by Samuel Huntington as the “third wave” of democratization. Since it washed ashore in Latin America in the 1980 s, important changes have taken place in Latin America's political development process. The following characteristics can be observed: (1) The democratization process has been moving forward steadily. (2) Political reforms have been implemented in a more systematic way. (3) Some of… Expand
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