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Case Studies of Mexico and Cuba: Long-Lasting Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America (2019_2_40_001)


This project involves case studies of the regimes in Mexico and Cuba. In Latin America, Mexico has experienced the longest authoritarian regime (71 years), while Cuba comes in second, at 60 years (2019). This project aims at analyzing the factors that made it possible for these countries to maintain such a long period of authoritarian rule. In the studies, we divide the factors into two stages: (1) the stage in which the regime is established, and (2) the stage in which the regime completes its own institutionalization. In recent years, comparative politics has focused on the causes that sustain long-term authoritarian regimes, and we aim to present an answer from the viewpoint of an analysis of Latin American politics.


April 2019 - March 2021

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Yamaoka Kanako
[ Co-researcher ] Murakami Yusuke (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Professor)
  • Asia Keizai (in Japanese)