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Honduras: the international impact of last year’s coup

Burton, Guy (2010) Honduras: the international impact of last year’s coup. International Affairs at LSE (14 May 2010). Website.

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The opposition of several Latin American leaders against the attendance of the Honduran leader, Porfirio Lobo, at the upcoming EU-Latin America summit in Madrid later this month highlights the continuing fallout from the coup in Honduras last year. At the same time the contrasting stances of the Europeans and Latin Americans also arguably reveals deeper fault lines between the two sides concerning the basis of democracy. Like the US, the EU appears inclined to a limited and formal form of democracy, which emphasises representative institutions. Meanwhile, the Latin American governments that have taken a critical stance against Honduras have largely adopted a position that sees democracy as requiring deeper social legitimacy that goes beyond holding elections.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 12:02
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2021 23:16

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