Deepening Local Democracy in Latin America : Participation, Decentralization, and the Left
The Pennsylvania State University Press
Addresses the question of why institutions meant to attract citizen participation succeed in strengthening civil society and improving state responsiveness and transparency in some places, but fail in others. Focuses on urban politics in Porto Alegre (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay), and Caracas (Venezuela)
Benjamin Goldfrank. Deepening local democracy in Latin America : participation, decentralization, and the left. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011.