The failure of presidential authoritarianism: Transition in mexico

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolitics, Society, and Democracy Latin America
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780429966699
ISBN (Print)9780813337265
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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