Path-Dependent Explanations of Regime Change: Central America in Comparative Perspective

@article{Mahoney2001PathDependentEO,
  title={Path-Dependent Explanations of Regime Change: Central America in Comparative Perspective},
  author={J. Mahoney},
  journal={Studies in Comparative International Development},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={111-141}
}
  • J. Mahoney
  • Published 2001
  • Economics
  • Studies in Comparative International Development
  • This article explores the application of ideas about path dependence to the study of national political regime change. It first reviews the central components of pathdependent explanation, including the concepts of critical juncture and legacy. This mode of explanation is then employed in the analysis of diverging regime trajectories in Central America during the 19th and 20th centuries. The article argues that the 19th-century liberal reform period was a critical juncture that locked the… CONTINUE READING

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