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Authoritarian institutions and regime survival: transitions to democracy and subsequent autocracy

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dc.contributor.author Wright, Joseph (Joseph George), 1976-
dc.contributor.author Escribà-Folch, Abel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-16T08:47:45Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-16T08:47:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Wright J, Escribà-Folch A. Authoritarian institutions and regime survival: transitions to democracy and subsequent autocracy. Br J Polit Sci. 2011 Sep 26;42(2):283-309. DOI: 10.1017/S0007123411000317
dc.identifier.issn 0007-1234
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47907
dc.description.abstract This article examines how authoritarian parties and legislatures affect regime survival. While authoritarian legislatures increase the stability of dictators, political parties – even when devised to quell internal threats – can destabilize dictators. The main argument is that authoritarian parties influence the distribution of power in a subsequent new democracy by helping to protect the interests of authoritarian elites. These institutions thus increase the likelihood of democratization. Using a dataset of authoritarian regimes in 108 countries from 1946 to 2002 and accounting for simultaneity, the analysis models transitions to democracy and to a subsequent authoritarian regime. Results indicate that authoritarian legislatures are associated with a lower probability of transition to a subsequent dictatorship. Authoritarian parties, however, are associated with a higher likelihood of democratization.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartof British Journal of Political Science. 2011 Sep 26;42(2):283-309
dc.rights © Cambridge University Press. The published version of the article: Wright J, Escribà-Folch A. Authoritarian institutions and regime survival: transitions to democracy and subsequent autocracy. Br J Polit Sci. 2011 Sep 26;42(2):283-309 is available at https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123411000317
dc.title Authoritarian institutions and regime survival: transitions to democracy and subsequent autocracy
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123411000317
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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