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Contents 1. Federalism and Democracy: Theoretical Connections and Cautionary Insights Edward L. Gibson 2. Toward a New Comparative Politics of Federalism, Multinationalism, and Democracy Alfred Stepan 3. Strong Federalism, Constraints on the Central Government, and Economic Reform in Brazil David J. Samuels and Scott Mainwaring 4. Legislative Malapportionment in Latin America: Historical and Comparative Perspectives Richard Snyder and David J. Samuels 5. Reallocative Federalism: Territorial Overrepresentation and Public Spending in the Western Hemisphere Edward L. Gibson, Ernesto Calvo, and Tulia Falleti 6. Federalism and Institutional Change in Venezuela Michael Penfold-Becerra 7. Unity by the Stick: Regional Conflict and the Origins of Federalism in Argentina Edward L. Gibson and Tulia Falleti 8. Multiple Arenas of Struggle: Federalism and Mexico's Transition to Democracy Enrique Ochoa Reza 9. Do Federal Institutions Matter? Rules and Political Practices in Regional Resource Allocation in Mexico Alberto Diaz-Cayeros 10. Institutional and Partisan Veto Players in Unitary and Federal Systems Alfred Stepan Index
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