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Levels of Democracy and Democratic Institutionalization in 18 Latin American Countries, 1978-2004

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Perez-Linan, Anibal (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Mainwaring, Scott (University of Notre Dame)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2013-07-22
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
courts; democracy; political parties; political systems
Description
  • Abstract

    The study analyzed the level of democracy achieved by 18 Latin American countries after 1977, between the transitions from authoritarian rule and 2004. Despite authoritarian interruptions in the past, one of the best predictors of the current level of democracy is the country's experience with competitive politics before 1978. We created original indicators to show that democratic trajectories are institutionalized through political parties and judicial institutions, and we documented the impact of regime legacies using a hybrid fixed-effects model.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978 / 2004
    Time period: 1978--2004
Geographic Coverage
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Global
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
Sampled Universe
Latin American countries, 1978-2004 Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Collection Mode
  • The zipped package contains Stata files pertaining to the publication.

    These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

Note
Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (0918886).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34799 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34799.v1
Publications
  • Perez-Linan, Anibal, Mainwaring, Scott. Regime legacies and levels of democracy: Evidence from Latin America. Comparative Politics.45, (4), 379-397.2013.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Perez-Linan, Anibal; Mainwaring, Scott (2013): Levels of Democracy and Democratic Institutionalization in 18 Latin American Countries, 1978-2004. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34799