The work of Juan Linz has covered an immense variety of political experiences including cases as disparate as Brazil, Germany, and of course, Spain. 1 He has analyzed the conditions that lead to the breakdown of democracy as well as those that foster its reappearance. 2 He has written on electoral systems and voting distributions and provided the classic definition of authoritarianism. 3 In recent years he has been especially concerned with the costs and benefits associated with presidentialist vs. parliamentary systems and how each of these contributes to the development or downfall of democratic practices.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Politics, Society, and Democracy Latin America|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)