Elections before Democracy: The History of Elections in Europe and Latin America

  • Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Part of the Institute of Latin American Studies Series book series (LASS)

About this book


This book looks at various aspects of electoral history in Europe and Latin America, from the late 17th century to 1930, including electoral culture and traditions, electoral participation, electoral fraud, the role of elections in the process of nation-building, and the role of important institutions, such as the Church, in shaping political values and therefore electoral behaviour. There are chapters devoted to the individual experiences of England, Mexico, Ecuador, Ireland, Germany, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Spain.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Posada-Carbó
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Latin American StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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