Democracy, Elite-bias and Redistribution in Latin America

Victor Menaldo. “Democracy, Elite-bias and Redistribution in Latin America” Political Science Quarterly. 131(3) (2016).

Victor Menaldo discusses the effects of democracy on redistribution in Latin America. He challenges the view that democratization has been a credible commitment to redistribution in the region. He argues that redistribution is unlikely if authoritarian elites can manipulate the rules of the democratic game.

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