Democracies and dictatorships in Latin America : emergence, survival, and fall / Scott Mainwaring, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, University of Pittsburgh.

This book presents a new theory for why political regimes emerge, and why they subsequently survive or break down. It then analyzes the emergence, survival and fall of democracies and dictatorships in Latin America since 1900. Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán argue for a theoretical approach...

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Main Authors: Mainwaring, Scott, 1954- (Author), Pérez-Liñán, Aníbal S., (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A theory of regime survival and fall
  • 3. Competitive regimes and authoritarianism in Latin America
  • 4. Regime survival and fall: a quantitative test
  • 5. From multiple breakdowns to stabilization of democracy: Argentina
  • 6. From persistent authoritarianism to durable democracy: El Salvador
  • 7. International actors, international influences, and regime outcomes
  • 8. Political regimes after the third wave
  • 9. Rethinking theories of democratization in Latin America and beyond
  • Appendix 3.1. Coding rules for political regimes
  • Appendix 3.2. Coding U.S. foreign policy toward Democracy in Latin America
  • Appendix 4.1. Long-run equilibrium for the proportion of competitive regimes
  • Appendix 5.1. Qualitative comparative analysis
  • Appendix 6.1. Coding of Salvadoran actors, 1979-2010.