"An ambitious attempt to apply collective action and rational chocie arguemtns to efforts at reforming the state in Latin America. In particular, [Geddes] is concerned with explaining why state reform takes place under some circumstances and is thwarted under others, . . . This is an important and intelligent book on a timely subject. It is among the best rationale choice works on Latin American politics."--"American Political Science Review
About the Author
Barbara Geddes is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.