The Rise of Outsiders in Latin America, 1980–2010

  title={The Rise of Outsiders in Latin America, 1980–2010},
  author={M. Carreras},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={1451 - 1482}
  • M. Carreras
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • One of the most significant developments in Latin American democracies since the beginning of the third wave of democratization is the rise to political prominence of outsider candidates in presidential elections. I use an original database of political outsiders in Latin America to examine the institutional factors that contribute to the emergence of political outsiders. Using a fixed effects variance decomposition (FEVD) model, I find that, in addition to the favorable conditions already… CONTINUE READING
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