Is Democracy Overrated? Latin American Students Support for Dictatorships. IEA COMPASS BRIEFS IN EDUCATION


Results from ICCS 2016 show that more than two-thirds of the students in the participating Latin American countries reported that they would support a dictatorship as a form of government if it brought order and security, or if it brought economic benefits. This brief looks closer at these findings in order to identify possible explanations and potential policy implications.