Michael Alvarez

Michael Alvarez
University of Bergen | UiB · Department of Comparative Politics

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Translation to Portuguese of "What makes democracies endure", by Adam Przeworski, Michael Alvarez, José Antônio Cheibub and Fernando Limongi.
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Are presidential breakdowns in Latin America simply contemporary expressions of democratic breakdown or are they a new phenomenon altogether? Despite the obvious differences between presidential and democratic breakdown, there are similarities, and much of the literature on presidential breakdown has found inspiration in studies of democratic break...
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Is economic development conducive to political democracy? Does democracy foster or hinder material welfare? These two questions are examined by looking at the experience of 135 countries between 1950 and 1990. Descriptive information, statistical analyses, and historical narratives are interwoven to gain an understanding of the dynamic of political...
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Com base na descoberta da importância dos fatores econômicos na sustentação das democracias os autores constatam, após observar 135 países entre 1950 e 1990, que riqueza, crescimento com inflação moderada, desigualdade em declínio, clima internacional favorável e - na dimensão institucional - parlamentarismo são condições propícias à preservação de...
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Journal of Democracy 7.1 (1996) 39-55 If a country, any randomly selected country, is to have a democratic regime next year, what conditions should be present in that country and around the world this year? The answer is: democracy, affluence, growth with moderate inflation, declining inequality, a favorable international climate, and parliamentary...

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