Chapter 26: Democratic innovations in Latin America
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This chapter aims at elucidating the rich diversity of democratic innovations that have evolved in Latin America during the past three decades. It accounts for historical and political processes that contributed to the expansion of citizen participation in the region, as well as for single country narratives that compose the landscape in which new institutions, processes, and practices for citizen participation were able to take root. We provide examples of emblematic democratic innovations in several countries, which can be said to have had some impact. In conclusion, we argue that if Latin America has a lesson to offer regarding democratic innovation it is that experimentation and institutionalisation should coexist.

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