Classifying Political Regimes in Latin

  title={Classifying Political Regimes in Latin},
  author={Scott Mainwaring and Daniel M. Brinks and An{\'i}bal P{\'e}rez-Li{\~n}{\'a}n},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
This article is about how political regimes should generally be classified, and how Latin American regimes should be classified for the 1945–99 period. We make five general claims about regime classification. First, regime classification should rest on sound concepts and definitions. Second, it should be based on explicit and sensible coding and aggregation rules. Third, it necessarily involves some subjective judgments. Fourth, the debate about dichotomous versus continuous measures of… 

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