The Origins of Subnational Democracy

Despite recent contributions, subnational democratic variation has received little systematic attention in comparative politics and has been a grave omission (Dahl 1971, 12) in the literature about democratization. Moreover, existing explanations have been articulated around case studies, reducing our ability to build a broad theory about this phenomenon. To overcome current limitations, my DPhil thesis examines democracy at the subnational level across the largest federations in Latin America.

Javier Pérez Sandoval
Javier Pérez Sandoval
DPhil in Politics

My research focuses on subnational regime heterogeneity across Latin America.