Latin America's Leaders
Distributed for Zed Books
Based on exclusive interviews with over four hundred politicians from former presidents and vice presidents to current party officials and others, Latin America’s Leaders argues that the political styles of leaders such as Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, Álvaro Uribe, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are best explained in the context of their respective countries’ party systems. Analyzing how political stability is established through a careful of balance of democracy and the concentration of power in strong individuals, Diamint and Tedesco offer a poignant and definitive guide to the world’s most left-wing continent.
1. The importance of political leadership
2. Interviewing politicians: Listening to what they say; working out what they mean
3. Comparing political conditions and the emergence of leaders
Conclusion: Revealing the political trap