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Classifying Political Regimes in Latin America, 1945-1999
This paper is about two related subjects: how to classify political regimes in general, and how Latin American regimes should be classified for the 1945-1999 period. We make five general claims aboutExpand
Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall
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 dictatorshipsExpand
The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: Latin American Democratization since 1978: Democratic Transitions, Breakdowns, and Erosions
© Cambridge University Press 2005. What explains the remarkable burst of democratization that Latin America experienced between 1978 and 1992? And what explains the stagnation of democratizationExpand
Party Discipline in the Brazilian Constitutional Congress
This paper focuses on 1988 roll-call votes in the 1987-88 Brazilian Constitutional Congress in an analysis of party discipline within the Congress. Because of the large number (1021) of roll-callExpand
REGIME LEGACIES AND DEMOCRATIZATION : EXPLAINING VARIANCE IN THE LEVEL OF DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA , 1978 — 2004
In this paper we analyze the level of democracy achieved by 19 Latin American countries after 1977, in the period between the transitions from authoritarian rule and 2004. Our study shows enduringExpand
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