Dr James Loxton

BA (Princeton University) MA (Harvard University) PhD (Harvard University)

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

James Loxton is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics. His research interests include authoritarian regimes, democratization, and political parties, with a focus on Latin America. His work examines "authoritarian successor parties," or parties that emerge from authoritarian regimes but that operate after a transition to democracy. He is the co-editor of Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) and Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His current book project explores variation in conservative party-building in Latin America. He received his PhD (2014) and MA (2009) in Government from Harvard University and his BA (2006) in Politics from Princeton University.

Research interests

  • Comparative politics
  • Latin American politics
  • Authoritarian regimes and democratization
  • Political parties

Teaching and supervision

  • GOVT 1107 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • GOVT 2013 - Latin American Politics
  • GOVT 6100 - Foundations of Comparative Politics

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Loxton, J., Mainwaring, S. (2018). Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J., Van Dyck, B., Domínguez, J. (2016). Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Loxton, J. (2018). Conclusion: Life after Dictatorship. In James Loxton and Scott Mainwaring (Eds.), Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Loxton, J. (2018). Introduction: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide. In James Loxton and Scott Mainwaring (Eds.), Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Loxton, J., Levitsky, S. (2018). Personalistic Authoritarian Successor Parties in Latin America. In James Loxton and Scott Mainwaring (Eds.), Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Loxton, J. (2016). Authoritarian Successor Parties and the New Right in Latin America. In S Levitsky, J Loxton, B Van Dyck, J I Dominguez (Eds.), Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, (pp. 245-272). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J., Van Dyck, B. (2016). Introduction: Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America. In S Levitsky, J Loxton, B Van Dyck, J I Dominguez (Eds.), Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, (pp. 1-48). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J. (2014). Populism and Competitive Authoritarianism in the Andes. In Aurel Croissant, Steffen Kailitz, Patrick Koellner and Stefan Wurster (Eds.), Comparing Autocracies in the Early Twenty-first Century, (pp. 176-205). New York: Routledge.
  • Loxton, J. (2014). The Authoritarian Roots of New Right Party Success in Latin America. In Juan Pablo Luna, Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.), The Resilience of the Latin American Right, (pp. 117-140). Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J. (2012). Populism and Competitive Authoritarianism: The Case of Fujimori’s Peru. In Cas Mudde, Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.), Populism in Europe and the Americas: Threat or Corrective for Democracy?, (pp. 160-181). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

Journals

  • Loxton, J. (2015). Authoritarian successor parties. Journal of Democracy, 26(3), 157-170.
  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J. (2013). Populism and competitive authoritarianism in the Andes. Democratization, 20(1), 107-136. [More Information]

Working Paper Internal

  • Loxton, J. (2016). Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide: A Framework for Analysis. Kellogg Working Paper #411 (June 2016). Kellogg Institute for International Studies. University of Notre Dame. [More Information]

Other

  • Loxton, J. (2017), Venezuelans are still demonstrating. What happens next for the dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro?. [More Information]
  • Loxton, J. (2016), "Peru rejected Keiko Fujimori, but most new democracies vote authoritarian parties back into office. Here's why". Monkey Cage blog at The Washington Post, 16 June. [More Information]

2018

  • Loxton, J. (2018). Conclusion: Life after Dictatorship. In James Loxton and Scott Mainwaring (Eds.), Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Loxton, J. (2018). Introduction: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide. In James Loxton and Scott Mainwaring (Eds.), Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Loxton, J., Mainwaring, S. (2018). Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Loxton, J., Levitsky, S. (2018). Personalistic Authoritarian Successor Parties in Latin America. In James Loxton and Scott Mainwaring (Eds.), Life after Dictatorship: Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide (Forthcoming). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2017

  • Loxton, J. (2017), Venezuelans are still demonstrating. What happens next for the dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro?. [More Information]

2016

  • Loxton, J. (2016), "Peru rejected Keiko Fujimori, but most new democracies vote authoritarian parties back into office. Here's why". Monkey Cage blog at The Washington Post, 16 June. [More Information]
  • Loxton, J. (2016). Authoritarian Successor Parties and the New Right in Latin America. In S Levitsky, J Loxton, B Van Dyck, J I Dominguez (Eds.), Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, (pp. 245-272). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Loxton, J. (2016). Authoritarian Successor Parties Worldwide: A Framework for Analysis. Kellogg Working Paper #411 (June 2016). Kellogg Institute for International Studies. University of Notre Dame. [More Information]
  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J., Van Dyck, B., Domínguez, J. (2016). Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America. New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J., Van Dyck, B. (2016). Introduction: Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America. In S Levitsky, J Loxton, B Van Dyck, J I Dominguez (Eds.), Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, (pp. 1-48). New York: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2015

  • Loxton, J. (2015). Authoritarian successor parties. Journal of Democracy, 26(3), 157-170.

2014

  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J. (2014). Populism and Competitive Authoritarianism in the Andes. In Aurel Croissant, Steffen Kailitz, Patrick Koellner and Stefan Wurster (Eds.), Comparing Autocracies in the Early Twenty-first Century, (pp. 176-205). New York: Routledge.
  • Loxton, J. (2014). The Authoritarian Roots of New Right Party Success in Latin America. In Juan Pablo Luna, Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.), The Resilience of the Latin American Right, (pp. 117-140). Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.

2013

  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J. (2013). Populism and competitive authoritarianism in the Andes. Democratization, 20(1), 107-136. [More Information]

2012

  • Levitsky, S., Loxton, J. (2012). Populism and Competitive Authoritarianism: The Case of Fujimori’s Peru. In Cas Mudde, Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser (Eds.), Populism in Europe and the Americas: Threat or Corrective for Democracy?, (pp. 160-181). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

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