By Samuel Handlin

This e-book deals a singular political-institutional reason for edition in political polarization, outsider populism, and the destiny of democratic regimes throughout twenty-first-century South the USA. Drawing upon a wealth of basic facts and utilizing procedure tracing assessments to guage key causal claims, the booklet examines how the incidence - or no longer - of country crises and the inherited energy of left wing political actors mixed to push international locations onto exact social gathering approach trajectories characterised by means of other forms of left events and events, hugely version degrees of polarization, and finally divergent political regime dynamics. The e-book demanding situations extant interpretations of political version in the course of Latin America's flip to the left, that have founded on fiscal reasons. It additionally develops new theoretical propositions for knowing polarization, populism, and democratic erosion in younger democracies around the world.

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