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Levels of Democracy and Democratic Institutionalization in 18 Latin American Countries, 1978-2004 (ICPSR 34799) RSS

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The study analyzed the level of democracy achieved by 18 Latin American countries after 1977, between the transitions from authoritarian rule and 2004. Despite authoritarian interruptions in the past, one of the best predictors of the current level of democracy is the country's experience with competitive politics before 1978. We created original indicators to show that democratic trajectories are institutionalized through political parties and judicial institutions, and we documented the impact of regime legacies using a hybrid fixed-effects model.

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Perez-Linan, Anibal, and Scott Mainwaring. Levels of Democracy and Democratic Institutionalization in 18 Latin American Countries, 1978-2004. ICPSR34799-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-07-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34799.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (0918886)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   courts, democracy, political parties, political systems

Smallest Geographic Unit:   country

Geographic Coverage:   Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Global, Guatemala, Honduras, Latin America, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

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  • 1978--2004

Unit of Observation:   country-years

Universe:   Latin American countries, 1978-2004

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