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Democrats and Autocrats: Pathways of Subnational Undemocratic Regime Continuity within Democratic Countries

Agustina Giraudy

Abstract

The study is premised on the notion that subnational undemocratic regimes (SURs) within countries not only differ among each other but that they maintain different relations with the federal government, which is why they are reproduced differently. The book argues that alternative pathways of SUR continuity result first and foremost from the capacity (or lack thereof) of democratic presidents to wield power over SURs and autocrats. If presidents have the (fiscal or partisan) resources to induce cooperation from subnational autocrats and can thus secure credible and routine political support, t ... More

Keywords: Latin America, Argentina, Mexico, subnational undemocratic regimes, fiscal presidential power, partisan presidential power, pathways of SUR continuity, SUR self-reproduction, SUR reproduction from above, SUR weakening from above

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198706861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706861.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agustina Giraudy, author
Assistant Professor, American University