Latin America’s Authoritarian Drift: The Threat from the Populist Left

@article{Weyland2013LatinAA,
  title={Latin America’s Authoritarian Drift: The Threat from the Populist Left},
  author={Kurt Weyland},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={18 - 32}
}
Abstract: Democracy has been on the defensive in contemporary Latin America; under the cover of progressive rhetoric, competitive authoritarianism has emerged. Leftist leaders like Hugo Chávez relied on populism to establish their political hegemony, erode institutional checks and balances, marginalize the opposition through discriminatory legalism, and severely skew political competition. Left-wing populism has done more damage to democracy than the rightist, neoliberal populism of the 1990s… Expand
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