Latin America’s Shifting Politics: Virtue, Fortune, and Failure in Peru

Article
October 2018

Less than two years after an extremely close presidential election, the supporters of Keiko Fujimori took advantage of a corruption scandal to cut short the presidency of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Delegative Democracy Revisited: Peru Since Fujimori

Article
July 2016

After spending the 1990s coping with an overweening president, Peru settled into a more sedate style of politics, but it is one in which parties barely exist, voters feel unhappy with their elected chief executives despite strong economic growth, and technocracy rather than democracy is the key mode of decision making. 

Delegative Democracy Revisited: Latin America’s Problems of Success

Article
July 2016

Latin America has not been witnessing a general trend toward authoritarianism, but accountability—whether horizontal, vertical, or both—has suffered in some countries, and at times has done so as a side-effect or unexpected cost of what must be considered signal democratic advances toward noble goals such as greater social and political inclusion.