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Perceptions of Party Unity in the Visegrád Countries

David M. Willumsen

in The Acceptance of Party Unity in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805434
eISBN:
9780191843501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805434.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the four Visegrád countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) in the early 1990s, as a least-likely case of party influence on legislators. First measuring ... More


A Theory of Conservative Party-Building

James Loxton

in Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter lays out the book’s theory of conservative party-building, emphasizing two independent variables: (1) authoritarian inheritance and (2) counterrevolutionary struggle. The first section ... More


Conclusion: Party-Building, Authoritarian Successor Parties, and Democracy

James Loxton

in Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter considers the theoretical, empirical, and normative implications of the book’s argument. The first section discusses its contributions to two classic findings in the ... More


Introduction: The Puzzle of Authoritarian Origins and Democratic Success

James Loxton

in Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter presents the central puzzle of the book and sets the stage for the chapters to come. The first section defines the terms “conservative party” and “party-building.” The ... More


UDI: From Military Dictatorship to Party-Building in Chile

James Loxton

in Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the UDI in Chile, arguing that its success was the product of authoritarian inheritance and counterrevolutionary struggle. The first section provides historical background, ... More


PAN: Making Sense of a Political Suicide in Guatemala

James Loxton

in Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the failure of the PAN in Guatemala, and compares it to the success of ARENA in El Salvador. The first section discusses the country’s history of right-wing military rule. The ... More


Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

James Loxton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Where do strong conservative parties come from? While there is a growing scholarly awareness about the importance of such parties for democratic stability, much less is known about their origins. In ... More


ARENA: Death Squads and Democratic Success in El Salvador

James Loxton

in Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines ARENA in El Salvador and argues that, like the UDI in Chile, its success was the product of authoritarian inheritance and counterrevolutionary struggle. The first section ... More


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