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By Scott Mainwaring,Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

ISBN-10: 0521152240

ISBN-13: 9780521152242

ISBN-10: 0521190010

ISBN-13: 9780521190015

This e-book offers a brand new thought for why political regimes emerge, and why they in this case continue to exist or holiday down. It then analyzes the emergence, survival and fall of democracies and dictatorships in Latin the US for the reason that 1900. Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán argue for a theoretical procedure located among long term structural and cultural factors and non permanent motives that examine the selections of particular leaders. They concentrate on the political personal tastes of robust actors - the measure to which they embody democracy as an intrinsically fascinating finish and their coverage radicalism - to provide an explanation for regime results. in addition they reveal that transnational forces and affects are an important to appreciate nearby waves of democratization. in line with wide examine into the political histories of all twenty Latin American nations, this booklet deals the 1st prolonged research of regime emergence, survival and failure for all of Latin the USA over an extended interval of time.

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