(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Reflections on regime change and democracy in Bahia, Brazil

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Univ. du Québec, Montréal, CANADA


This A proposes some reflections on regime change and democracy in Bahia, Brazil. First, he explains that Antônio Carlos Magalhães and his associates, known as carlistas, were in office between 1970 and 2006, when Jaques Wagner, from the Worker’s Party (PT), won the gubernatorial election. While the ascent of the PT was saluted as spearheading Bahia’s democratization, numerous observers have signaled important elements of continuity, including personalism, clientelism, and top-down decision making. He uses Robert Dahl’s procedural definition of democracy (completed and updated by more recent scholarship) as the guiding criterion to compare carlista and PT rule in Bahia. He concludes with a broad reflection on subnational democratization in Latin America


Article of periodic

published at : Latin American research review / ISSN 0023-8791

Editor : Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA - ETATS-UNIS (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 49, no3 [pp. 23-44]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.



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