, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 15–22 | Cite as

Ecuador, Argentina, and Paraguay: At Last Immunity to Authoritarian Rule?

  • Laura Y. TartakoffEmail author
Symposium: Order and Disorder Around the World


Venezuela continues to sink deeper into dictatorship, but in the aftermath of chaos and dictatorship, dramatic democratic developments in Ecuador and Paraguay and the 2015 presidential election in Argentina may finally signal immunity to authoritarian rule in these three South American countries. Puzzled by the political parties and questions of human rights in these multiparty representative democracies, the author spent weeks in Guayaquil, Buenos Aires, and Asunción, where she spoke with remarkable individuals, among them authors, students, workers, professionals, politicians, and civic leaders.


Term limits Hyper-presidentialism Populism Dollarization Caudillismo Hybrid regime Peronismo Human rights The Dirty War Operation Cóndor Cold War War of the Triple Alliance Chaco War Sino-Latin American relations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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