Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies


Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

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


Carlos Gervasoni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.


Fernando Bizzarro, PhD Candidate, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.


Jillian Scales


Both 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). 

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.