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New book: Political Institutions and Democracy in the Dominican Republic

Leiv Marsteintredet, PhD scholar at the Department of Comparative Politics, has written a book on politics and democracy in the Dominican Republic


book deals with political institutions and their effect on democracy in the Dominican Republic since 1966. It provides a new analysis of the Dominican democracy, and uses case-study methods to generate new and improve existing theories and concepts. The book develops new measurements of critical concepts such as deadlocks, and horizontal accountability, and provides a thorough discussion of the concepts of democracy, democratisation and the institutionalisation of democracy. Through an analysis of the Dominican regime, author finds, and explains why, the Dominican democracy has been misclassified by much of the comparative literature, and argues that the regime still is not a full democracy. The book then explains why the Dominican Republic never fully democratised.


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