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Deterring Dictatorship: Explaining Democratic Resilience since 1900
(V-Dem Institute, 2020-05)
Democracy is under threat globally from democratically elected leaders engaging in erosion of media freedom, civil society, and the rule of law. What distinguishes democracies that prevail against the forces of autocratization? ...
Institutions of Electoral Integrity and Clientelism: The Role of Electoral Management Bodies
While clientelism is most often viewed as a symptom of traditional politics, empirical evidence suggests that it is actually a varied and multifaceted phenomenon, found in widely differing economic, political, and cultural ...
Successful and Failed Episodes of Democratization: Conceptualization, Identification, and Description
What explains successful democratization? This paper makes four contributions towards providing more sophisticated answers to this question. Building on the comparative case study and large-N literature, it first presents ...
Democratic Legacies: Using Democratic Stock to Assess Norms, Growth, and Regime Trajectories
While social scientists often theorize about the enduring effects of past regime characteristics, conceptual issues and data limitations pose real challenges for assessing these legacies empirically. This paper introduces ...
Worth the sacrifice? Illiberal and authoritarian practices during Covid-19
Excessive use of emergency powers and limitations of media freedoms have raised concerns that Covid-19 is infecting democracy itself. How do government responses to Covid-19 violate democratic standards? How do such ...
Establishing Pathways to Democracy Using Domination Analysis
How does the order in which liberalization unfolds a ect the likelihood for a successful democratic transition? Dahl was among the rst to argue that the sequence matters for the outcome when it comes to democratization. ...