Illiberal Practices by Jacqueline Behrend,Laurence Whitehead

By Jacqueline Behrend,Laurence Whitehead

Within subunits of a democratic federation, lasting political practices that limit selection, restrict debate, and exclude or distort democratic participation were analyzed in contemporary scholarship as subnational authoritarianism. as soon as a serious variety of electorate or areas band jointly in those practices, they could leverage intolerant efforts on the federal point.

This well timed, data-driven booklet compares federations that underwent transitions within the first, moment, and 3rd waves of democratization and provides a considerable growth of the concept that of subnational authoritarianism. The 11 professional political scientists featured during this textual content research the character and scope of subnational democratic adaptations inside six huge federations, together with the USA, India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Russia. Illiberal Practices makes the case that subnational devices usually tend to function via intolerant buildings and practices than as absolutely authoritarian regimes. distinct case experiences research asymmetric degrees of citizenship in each one federal procedure. those are disbursed unequally around the diversified areas of the rustic and show semi-democratic or hybrid features. applicable for students and scholars of democratization, authoritarianism, federalism, decentralization, and comparative politics, Illiberal Practices sheds gentle at the asymmetric extension of democracy inside international locations that experience already democratized.

Contributors: Jacqueline Behrend, André Borges, Julián Durazo Herrmann, Carlos Gervasoni, Edward L. Gibson, Desmond King, Inga A.-L. Saikkonen, Celina Souza, Maya Tudor, Laurence Whitehead, Adam Ziegfeld

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