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Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter?
How do two central institutional subsystems of democracy – party systems and civil society – affect the persistence of democratic regimes? Despite the ability of each of these institutions to provide sources of countervailing ...
When and Where do Elections Matter? A Global Test of the Democratization by Elections Hypothesis, 1900-2012
To date studies assessing the democratizing effects of elections have produced mixed results. While findings suggest that successive uninterrupted election cycles in a global sample (Teorell and Hadenius 2009) and within ...
Party Strength and Economic Growth
This study argues that strong parties play a critical role in fostering economic development. The theory explores how parties broaden the constituencies to which policy makers respond and help politicians to solve coordination ...