Making Sense of Competitive Authoritarianism: Lessons from the Andes

  title={Making Sense of Competitive Authoritarianism: Lessons from the Andes},
  author={Maxwell A. Cameron},
  journal={Latin American Politics and Society},
  pages={1 - 22}
  • M. Cameron
  • Published 17 April 2018
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Politics and Society
Abstract Scholarly attention has increasingly shifted from diminished subtypes of democracy to hybrid regimes, particularly competitive authoritarianism. Such regimes retain democracy’s formal features while failing to meet its minimum standards. When properties of distinct concepts like democracy and authoritarianism are combined, however, confusion, inaccuracy, and mischaracterization of cases may occur. By disaggregating political systems into electoral institutions, surrounding rights and… 
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