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Civil society and successful accountability in Peru

Citation

Chirinos, L. (2009). Civil society and successful accountability in Peru. In Democratic Deficits: Addressing Challenges to Sustainability and Consolidation Around the World Washington, DC: RTI International and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Latin American Program.

Abstract

Six years alter the downfall of Alberto Fujimori, Peru is still suffering the consequences of twelve years of dictatorship, corruption, and political violence. The suffering is clear when we look at the polls about prestige and approval of the main institutions of the political system, and the mechanisms that social groups, especially the worse off, relate to the state. The polls also show that trust and approval of public institutions are at their lowest levels in history, as shown in Chart 1.