The Resource Competitive authoritarianism : hybrid regimes after the Cold War, Steven Levitsky, Lucan A. Way

Competitive authoritarianism : hybrid regimes after the Cold War, Steven Levitsky, Lucan A. Way

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Competitive authoritarianism : hybrid regimes after the Cold War
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Competitive authoritarianism
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hybrid regimes after the Cold War
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Steven Levitsky, Lucan A. Way
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Hybrid regimes after the Cold War
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eng
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"Competitive authoritarian regimes - in which autocrats submit to meaningful multiparty elections but engage in serious democratic abuse - proliferated in the post-Cold War era. Based on a detailed study of 35 cases in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and post-communist Eurasia, this book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes between 1990 and 2008. It finds that where social, economic, and technocratic ties to the West were extensive, as in Eastern Europe and the Americas, the external cost of abuse led incumbents to cede power rather than crack down, which led to democratization. Where ties to the West were limited, external democratizing pressure was weaker and countries rarely democratized. In these cases, regime outcomes hinged on the character of state and ruling party organizations. Where incumbents possessed developed and cohesive coercive party structures, they could thwart opposition challenges, and competitive authoritarian regimes survived; where incumbents lacked such organizational tools, regimes were unstable but rarely democratized"--
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Levitsky, Steven
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illustrations
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index present
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JC480
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.L45 2010
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non fiction
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1968-
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Way, Lucan
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Problems of international politics.
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  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Political development
  • Political stability
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Political development
  • Political stability
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Political development
  • Political stability
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Autoritärer Staat
  • Demokratisierung
  • Politischer Wandel
  • Politische Stabilität
  • Osteuropa
  • Lateinamerika
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Competitive authoritarianism : hybrid regimes after the Cold War, Steven Levitsky, Lucan A. Way
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-491) and index
Contents
Introduction and theory. Introduction ; Explaining competitive authoritarian regime trajectories: international linkage and the organizational power of incumbents -- High linkage and democratization: Eastern Europe and the Americas. Linkage, leverage, and democratization in Eastern Europe ; Linkage, leverage, and democratization in the Americas -- The dynamics of competitive authoritarianism in low-linkage regions: the former Soviet Union, Africa, and Asia. The evolution of post-Soviet competitive authoritarianism ; Africa: transitions without democratization ; Diverging outcomes in Asia ; Conclusion
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24 cm.
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xviii, 517 p.
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9780521882521
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(hardback)
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2010005438
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40018507436
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ill.
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Competitive authoritarianism : hybrid regimes after the Cold War, Steven Levitsky, Lucan A. Way
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-491) and index
Contents
Introduction and theory. Introduction ; Explaining competitive authoritarian regime trajectories: international linkage and the organizational power of incumbents -- High linkage and democratization: Eastern Europe and the Americas. Linkage, leverage, and democratization in Eastern Europe ; Linkage, leverage, and democratization in the Americas -- The dynamics of competitive authoritarianism in low-linkage regions: the former Soviet Union, Africa, and Asia. The evolution of post-Soviet competitive authoritarianism ; Africa: transitions without democratization ; Diverging outcomes in Asia ; Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 517 p.
Isbn
9780521882521
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010005438
Other control number
40018507436
Other physical details
ill.

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