Dr James Loxton

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

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4532

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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. He is originally from British Columbia, Canada.

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

For all publications please see James Loxton's CV attached.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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), "Cuba's Communist Party would thrive under democracy, but only if it gives up power soon." Democratic Audit blog, London School of Economics, 20 July. [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), "Cuba's Communist Party would thrive under democracy, but only if it gives up power soon." Democratic Audit blog, London School of Economics, 20 July. [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]
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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