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How to Build Democracy after Authoritarian Breakdown: Insights from a Mixed Methods Approach


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Title: How to Build Democracy after Authoritarian Breakdown: Insights from a Mixed Methods Approach
Authors: Lachapelle, Jean
Hellmeier, Sebastian
Lührmann, Anna
Issue Date: May-2021
Organization: V-Dem Institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2021:122
Keywords: Democratization, democratic transition, authoritarian breakdown, matching, mixed methods
Abstract: Mass movements that are able to overthrow a dictator do not always lead to democracy. Transition periods present narrow windows of opportunity in which activists face difficult decisions to build democracy and prevent authoritarian relapse. Existing scholarship offers limited guidance for pro- democracy forces because it focuses on unchangeable structural factors and cases with a known outcome. We propose an innovative approach for finding informative comparisons for ongoing transitions after au... more
Related work: https://www.v-dem.net/media/filer_public/fe/2f/fe2f6252-fbc1-42c3-ad93-a3e6fb2768a0/wp_122_final.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/68505
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