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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 ...
Suicide by Competition? Authoritarian Institutional Adaptation and Regime Fragility
While it is clear that contemporary authoritarian incumbents use democratic emulation as a strategy in the hopes of stabilizing and extending their tenure in power, this does not mean it is always effective. Indeed, an ...
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 ...
Experts, Coders, and Crowds: An analysis of substitutability
Recent work suggests that crowd workers can replace experts and trained coders in common coding tasks. However, while many political science applications require coders to both and relevant information and provide judgment, ...
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 ...