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Authoritarian Regimes’Long-Term Survival: Case Studies of Mexico and Cuba (2019_2_40_001)


This project involves case studies of the regimes in Mexico and Cuba. Mexico has experienced the longest authoritarian regime (71 years), while Cuba has continued the second longest (60 years, in 2019) in Latin America. This project is aimed to analyzing the factors that made these regimes possible in maintaining such a long period of authoritarian rule. We would 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 institutionalization. In recent years, comparative politics has focused on the causes that sustain long rules of authoritarian regimes, and we aim to present an answer from the view of studies 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 UniversityProfessor)
  • Asia Keizai (in Japanese)