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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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MUNCK, GERARDO L. The Origins and Durability of Democracy in Latin America: Advances and Challenges of a Research Agenda. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2010, vol.30, n.3, pp.573-597. ISSN 0718-090X.

This article offers an overview of the scholarship on the struggle over democracy in Latin America. After introducing the research agenda on political regimes and democracy in Latin America, it focuses on the main explanatory theories and debates about the origins and durability of democracy; and discusses theoretical ideas and critiques as well as the findings of empirical research. The discussion is organized around five lines of research, on economic modernization, culture, capitalist development and class, critical junctures, and the political-institutional. The frontiers of research on democracy in Latin America are also addressed.

Palabras clave : Democracy; political regimes; Latin America.

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