Falleció Boris Yeltsin. Se discute sobre la extradición de Fujimori. Esto me hizo recordar el paper de Maxwell Cameron sobre ambos personajes, vale la pena releerlo.
PRESIDENTIAL COUPS D’ÉTAT AND REGIME CHANGE
IN LATIN AMERICAN AND SOVIET SUCCESSOR STATES:
Lessons for Democratic Theory
Maxwell A. Cameron
Working Paper #249 – February 1998
What safeguards democracy when the demos allows its own voice to be silenced? In Latin American and Soviet successor states this problem took a novel form in the 1990s: that of the self-inflicted presidential coup d’état, or autogolpe. In Peru, Guatemala, and Russia presidents closed congress, suspended the constitution, and sought to rule by decree until referenda or new legislative elections could be held to ratify a regime with broader executive powers. Three contrasting traditions of democratic theory are assessed in light of autogolpes: electoral, liberal, and deliberative democracy. Each offers a different lesson on the implications of autogolpes for electoral competition and parties, legislative-executive relations, the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law, civil-military relations, and the powers of the presidency. Based on this assessment, the paper concludes that more scholarly attention must be given to the quality of democracy, its institutional diversity, and the complex connections among different attributes of democratic regimes.
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