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The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes

Latin America

edited by Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan

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The fate of democratic governments throughout the world is a topic of growing concern. The crisis of modern history, from the Machtergreifung by Hitler through the downfall of the Allende government in Chile, have caused many to suspect an inevitable downfall of democracies. In a systematic review of the political experiences of Latin American and European democratic nations, these original and throught-provoking books propose a significant new comparative framework for understanding the dynamics of political change and the conditions necessary for democratic stability.

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A rich collection of challenging studies that, in addition ot supplying useful data on the performance of democratic institutions in a variety of settings, gives us a good example of how collaborative, cross-national explanatory research can be conducted.

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9
Pages
232
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9780801820236
Table of Contents

Editors' Preface and Ackowledgements
Chapter 1. The Breakdown of Democracy in Argentine, 1916-30
Chapter 2. Conversations among Gentlemen: Oligarchical Democracy in Colombia
Chapter 3. Venezuela since

Editors' Preface and Ackowledgements
Chapter 1. The Breakdown of Democracy in Argentine, 1916-30
Chapter 2. Conversations among Gentlemen: Oligarchical Democracy in Colombia
Chapter 3. Venezuela since 1958: The Consolidation of Democratic Politics
Chapter 4. Political Leadership and Regime Breakdown: Brazil
Chapter 5. Permanent Crisis and the Failure to Create a Deomcratic Regime: Argentinam 1955-66
Chapter 6. A Structural-Historical Approach to the Breakdown of Democratic Institutions: Peru
Biographical Notes
Index

Author Bios
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Juan J. Linz

Juan J. Linz is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political and Social Science at Yale University. In addition to the works coauthored and coedited with Professor Stepan, Professor Linz has published works on democracy, democratization, and comparative politics, including Sultanistic Regimes, also published by Johns Hopkins.
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Alfred Stepan

Alfred Stepan is the Wallace Sayre Professor of Government at Columbia University. His books include Democracies in Danger, Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation, and The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes, all also published by Johns Hopkins, the last two with Juan J. Linz.