Last quote by Steven Levitsky
Even before the economic crisis, you have two things that political scientists all agree are the least sustainable bases for power, personalism and petroleum.feedback
Steven Levitsky has been quoted 7 times in 3 different articles. On this page, you will find all of Steven Levitsky’s quotes organized by date and topic. Alongside each quote is a link back to the article where the quote was reported, so you can go back to the source for more context if you need it. Topics that Steven Levitsky speaks about are supporter and scenario, for example. Most recently, Steven Levitsky was quoted in the article How Venezuela Stumbled to the Brink of Collapse saying, “In most cases, the regime quits before it gets this bad.”.
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Quotes by Steven Levitsky
May 14 2017
In most cases, the regime quits before it gets this bad.feedback
May 12 2017
Studying democratic breakdown around the world, what is clear is that it's much more about the underlying informal norms than about the formal rules. That is what Americans need to understand. The underlying informal norms are essential. And Trump just broke one. They must understand for the sake of democracy that that kind of step, rejecting the legitimacy of Trump's presidency, is another important step forward in that escalation.feedback
May 12 2017
It's a process of escalation that often begins with minor stuff and ends with coups. That kind of partisan fight to the death is what killed democracy in Spain in the 1930s, it's what killed democracy in Brazil in the 1960s, it's what killed democracy in Chile with Allende in the early 1970s. A key to making democracy work in the long run is that the parties recognize that institutions shouldn't be weaponized. You don't use your control over institutions to the max.feedback
May 12 2017
If you are a politician or a voter or activist who supports a populist project, then norm violation is a 'good' thing. You're bringing down a corrupt system.feedback
Jun 10 2016
This was a real shock to her. She didn't plan for this scenario. She and her supporters all expected to win for the last five years.feedback
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