publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Authoritarian Inheritance and Conservative Party-Building in Latin America

Loxton, James Ivor;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Harvard University
  • Country: United States
Beginning in the late 1970s, with the onset of the third wave of democratization, a host of new conservative parties emerged in Latin America. The trajectories of these parties varied tremendously. While some went on to enjoy long-term electoral success, others failed to take root. The most successful new conservative parties all shared a surprising characteristic: they had deep roots in former dictatorships. They were "authoritarian successor parties," or parties founded by high-level incumbents of authoritarian regimes that continue to operate after a transition to democracy. What explains variation in conservative party-building outcomes in Latin America sinc...
free text keywords: Political Science, Latin American studies, Authoritarianism, Latin America, Parties, Regimes
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