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By Scott Mainwaring,Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

This ebook offers a brand new idea for why political regimes emerge, and why they accordingly live to tell the tale or holiday down. It then analyzes the emergence, survival and fall of democracies and dictatorships in Latin the United States due to the fact 1900. Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán argue for a theoretical strategy located among long term structural and cultural factors and momentary motives that examine the selections of particular leaders. They concentrate on the political personal tastes of strong actors - the measure to which they include democracy as an intrinsically fascinating finish and their coverage radicalism - to provide an explanation for regime results. additionally they display that transnational forces and affects are the most important to appreciate neighborhood waves of democratization. in response to broad learn into the political histories of all twenty Latin American international locations, this publication bargains the 1st prolonged research of regime emergence, survival and failure for all of Latin the US over an extended interval of time.

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