Abstract

Abstract:

The election of Guillermo Lasso in Ecuador may indicate a return to the neoliberalism, fiscal austerity, and minority government that marked the contentious politics of the 1990s and 2000s. This "return to the past" is the result of successive governments' inability to resolve longstanding structural deficiencies. Despite overt attempts to forge a new trajectory, Rafael Correa's Citizens' Revolution reflected an illusory stability that depended on favorable political-economic conditions. After government revenues decreased and Correa left office, the country's political and economic pathologies reemerged. Ultimately, the nature of these problems bodes ill for governability under Lasso and for democratic stability.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 5-18
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-10
Open Access
No
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