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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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MITCHELL, CHRISTOPHER. The Dominican Republic 2007: In Search of Institutionality. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.1, pp.171-187. ISSN 0718-090X.

Economic and social aspects of Dominican affairs in 2007 are examined, stressing continued neo-liberal, macro-economic management. The result has been political stability along with considerable social discontent have resulted. Political parties’ preparations for the 2008 presidential elections are outlined, and it is noted that the Dominican polity may be evolving from a three-party to a two-party system. Public policy issues are analyzed, including: citizens’ security, education, natural disaster (storm) management, corruption, and the building of a metro for Santo Domingo. A commonly-perceived need for greater political institutionality is described, together with obstacles to its achievement.

Palabras clave : Political parties; elections; economy; institutions; neo-liberalism.

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