Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Argentina's Subnational Rentier States in Comparative Perspective


Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00pm


CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Carlos Gervasoni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

Sitting PresidentBoth democratic and not-very-democratic (or hybrid) regimes are found in the regions of Argentina and other federations. The presentation identifies the provinces and the regime dimensions in which subnational democracy is stronger and weaker in Argentina. Inter-provincial regime differences are explained in terms of the oil rents-like effects of federal fiscal transfers. 

Carlos Gervasoni is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He is also a Regional Manager for the Varieties of Democracy Project. His articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Party Politics, and World Politics. He recently published Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Fiscal Federalism and Subnational Rentier States (Cambridge University Press, 2018). 

Fernando Bizzarro is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard and a Graduate Student Associate to the DRCLAS. A political scientist from Brazil, he researches the nature, causes, and consequences of democracy and political parties in Latin America.

The Tuesday Seminar Series is a bring your own brown bag lunch series. Please feel free to enjoy your lunch at the lecture, drinks will be provided.