Representation, Participation and Development: Lessons from Small Industry in Latin America
This paper explores factors that affect small firms’ capacity to participate in politics with case evidence from Latin American countries. Emphasis is placed on representation outside of the electoral realm, the analysis focuses on civil society and the aggregation and articulation of actors’ interests through business associations. The first section presents a framework for analyzing small industry politics. The second section illustrates these points with a comparative analysis of small industry representation in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
© Kenneth C. Shadlen, 2004
Kennetz C Shadlen