The sustainability of political democracy lessons from South America


Journal Article

Recent literature emphasizes the fragility of newly emerging democracies and the importance of economic performance to their survival. The analysis reevaluates this conventional wisdom and tests a theoretical alternative that takes into account the differential strengths and weaknesses of democracy and authoritarianism as well as institutional variations among democratic regimes. South American data for the post-1944 period form the empirical basis for the study. © 1996 Sage Publications, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Remmer, KL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 611 - 634

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0010-4140

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0010414096029006001

Citation Source

  • Scopus