The wave of hope that accompanied the democratic transition in most Latin American countries during the 1980s eventually turned into a more skeptical, if not downright pessimistic, discourse. The same authors who followed this approach ended up in more than a few cases revising their postulates.¹ It had been assumed too quickly that the region's political regimes must necessarily evolve towards forms similar to the liberal democracies of the United States and Europe without taking into account the particularities of local societies. These expectations, which were also fraught with...
|Translated title of the contribution||Introduction|
|Title of host publication||Procesos democráticos en contextos de violencia: México y Colombia|
|Editors||Yann Basset , Malik Tahar-Chaouch|
|Publisher||Universidad del Rosario|
|Pages||7 - 20|
|State||Published - 2015|