Tuesday Seminar Series: Lawmaking under Authoritarianism: The Argentine Experience in Comparative Perspective

Date: 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Bonvecchi, Assistant Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires; Adjunct Research of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

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Are legislatures consequential or inconsequential for lawmaking under authoritarianism? This project argues their influence is contingent on the structure of the Executive: legislatures are more influential when Executives are collective rather than personal. It tests this argument by studying the Argentine experience in the last military dictatorship and comparing it to other cases of authoritarianism.

Alejandro Bonvecchi holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Essex. He is an Assistant Professor at the Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires and an Adjunct Research of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research in Argentina, where he works on presidential and legislative politics and the political economy of economic policymaking. He has published four books, and his work has appeared in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Publius, Latin American Politics and Society, and Journal of Politics in Latin America.