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Work-in-Progress Session: "Can Growth Hinder Democracy? The Politics of Intolerant Progress in Latin America"

Thu
Feb
18

"Can Growth Hinder Democracy? The Politics of Intolerant Progress in Latin America"

Can economic prosperity undermine democracy? In some Latin American countries, the recent commodity boom led to a better quality of democracy but in others it undermined political competition. This study shows that the relation between economic growth and democratic competition is mediated by the quality of public deliberation. Radical governments undermine deliberation by adopting intolerant positions vis-à-vis their opponents and by narrowing the space for dissident voices. 

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán
Distinguished Research Affiliate
Professor of Political Science
University of Pittsburgh

Work-in-progress sessions are designed to generate in-depth discussion of new scholarly work. For the pre-circulated paper and to attend, register with kievents@nd.edu.

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