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Democracy and Populism: Testing a Contentious Relationship
The phenomenon of populism and its relationship with modern democracy has gained considerable attention in recent years. This paper aims at advancing our understanding of how populism affects different models of democracy ...
When Democracy has a Fever: States of Emergency as a Symptom and Accelerator of Autocratization
States of emergency grant chief executives the power to circumvent democratic constraints in order to combat existential threats. As such they are ideal tools to erode democratic institutions while maintaining the illusion ...
Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS) 1900 to 2018
In this paper we introduce new expert-coded measures of regime legitimation strategies for 179 countries in the world from 1900 up until 2018 that are comparable across time and space. Country experts have rated the extent ...