Published on: November 1, 2006
Do Defective Institutions Explain the Gap Between The United States and Latin America?

Understanding how and why political institutions differ between the US and Latin America is, then, key to understanding the larger puzzle of the latter region’s lagging development.

Francis Fukuyama is Bernard L. Schwartz professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and director of its International Development Program. He is also the Chairman of the Editorial Board of The American Interest.
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