I am a Lecturer in Comparative Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.

I study democratization, authoritarian regimes, and political parties, particularly in Latin America. My research focuses on “authoritarian successor parties,” or parties that emerge from authoritarian regimes but operate after a transition to democracy. I am 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).

I have a BA in Politics from Princeton University (2006) and a PhD in Government from Harvard University (2014). I am originally from British Columbia, Canada.

Contact: james.loxton@sydney.edu.au 

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