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Competitive Authoritarianism

Competitive Authoritarianism( )
Author: Levitsky, Steven
Way, Lucan A.
Series title:Problems of International Politics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-511-84908-4
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $24.00
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Based on a detailed study of 35 cases in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and post-communist Eurasia, this book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes between 1990 and 2008. It finds that where social, economic, and technocratic ties to the West were extensive, as in Eastern Europe and the Americas, the external cost of abuse led incumbents to cede power rather than crack down, which led to democratization. Where ties to the West were limited, external democratizing...
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Levitsky, Steven (Author)
Steven Levitsky is an American political scientist and Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research focuses on Latin America and the developing world. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism, (with co-author Lucan A. Way in 2010), and How Democracies Die (with co-author Daniel Ziblatt in 2018). He is co-editor of Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness (2005). He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

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