Dilemmas of Democratization in Latin America

  title={Dilemmas of Democratization in Latin America},
  author={Terry Lynn Karl},
  journal={Comparative politics},
  • T. Karl
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • Political Science
  • Comparative politics
The demise of authoritarian rule in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay, when combined with efforts at political liberalization in Mexico and the recent election of civilian presidents in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, represents a political watershed in Latin America. This wave of regime changes in the 1980s places a number of questions on the intellectual and political agenda for the continent. Will these newly emergent and fragile democracies in… 

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