The Presidentialist Tradition in Latin America

  title={The Presidentialist Tradition in Latin America},
  author={Paul C. Sondrol},
  journal={International Journal of Public Administration},
  pages={517 - 530}
  • Paul C. Sondrol
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Public Administration
Abstract The diffusion of presidentialism to Latin America has led to its distortion. The North American constitutional pattern, termed presidentialism under separation of powers and its most distinguishing feature, presidential leadership, while modeled in Latin America, has rarely led to democratic–constitutional government a la the United States. The institution of the presidency in Latin America is also typical for nondemocratic regimes in the region. One of the most widely accepted and… 
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