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The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

Jason Brownlee, Tarek Masoud, and Andrew Reynolds


This book is premised on the notion that subnational undemocratic regimes (SURs) within countries not only differ among each other but that they maintain different relations with the federal government, which is why they are reproduced differently. The book argues that alternative pathways of SUR continuity result first and foremost from the capacity (or lack thereof) of democratic presidents to wield power over SURs and autocrats. If presidents have the (fiscal or partisan) resources to induce cooperation from subnational autocrats and can thus secure credible and routine political support, t ... More

Keywords: Latin America, Argentina, Mexico, subnational undemocratic regimes, SURs, fiscal presidential power, partisan presidential power, pathways of SUR continuity, SUR self-reproduction, SUR reproduction from above, SUR weakening from above

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660063
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660063.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Brownlee, author
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Tarek Masoud, author
Associate Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard

Andrew Reynolds, author
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill