By Scott Mainwaring, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán
This e-book provides a brand new idea for why political regimes emerge, and why they therefore live on or holiday down. It then analyzes the emergence, survival, and fall of democracies and dictatorships in Latin the United States in view that 1900. Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán argue for a theoretical method located among long term structural and cultural reasons and temporary causes that examine the choices of particular leaders. They specialise in the political personal tastes of robust actors - the measure to which they embody democracy as an intrinsically fascinating finish and their coverage radicalism - to give an explanation for regime results. additionally they show that transnational forces and impacts are an important to appreciate nearby waves of democratization. in accordance with huge learn into the political histories of all twenty Latin American international locations, this booklet bargains the 1st prolonged research of regime emergence, survival, and failure for all of Latin the USA over a protracted interval of time.