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3. Defining Autocracy

3. Defining Autocracy  

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

in Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2020
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9780191860515
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820819.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198820819
This chapter examines authoritarianism, providing a framework for understanding authoritarian regimes. Although all autocracies share a disregard for competitive elections and pluralism, ... More
5. Democracies

5. Democracies  

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191851018
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198737421
This chapter examines the key features of modern democracy as well as its origins. It first explains what democracy means in the field of comparative politics before discussing different ... More
6. Authoritarian regimes

6. Authoritarian regimes  

Paul Brooker

in Comparative Politics (4th edn)

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191851018
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737421.003.0008
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9780198737421
This chapter examines the concept of an authoritarian regime. Aside from the fact that they are not democracies, authoritarian regimes have little in common and are considerably diverse: ... More
24. South KoreaStrong State, Successful Development

24. South Korea: Strong State, Successful Development  

Peter Ferdinand

in Politics in the Developing World (5th edn)

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191851001
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737438.003.0024
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9780198737438
This chapter examines South Korea’s developmental state emerging from an authoritarian political base, toward its democratic openings in the 1990s. In 1945, the Korean peninsula was freed ... More
4. Dysfunctional Democracies and Hybrid Systems

4. Dysfunctional Democracies and Hybrid Systems  

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

in Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2020
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9780191860515
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820819.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198820819
This chapter evaluates those ambiguous systems that mix democratic characteristics with authoritarian tendencies. Since the end of the Cold War, there has been a substantial rise in the ... More
9. Cultural, Social, and Historical Drivers of Democracy

9. Cultural, Social, and Historical Drivers of Democracy  

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

in Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860515
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820819.003.0009
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chapter
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9780198820819
This chapter assesses culture as a driver of democracy. Despite the popularity of cultural theories of democracy, there is little empirical evidence to support them. The chapter highlights ... More
Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes  

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860515
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820819.001.0001
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book
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9780198820819
Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes provides a broad overview of the key institutions and political dynamics in democracies and dictatorships, including access to the ... More
5. The Consequences of Democracy and Authoritarian Regimes

5. The Consequences of Democracy and Authoritarian Regimes  

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

in Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860515
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820819.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198820819
This chapter reviews the latest research showing how regime type affects a host of outcomes of interest. It explains why democratic decline matters, examining the effects of democracy on a ... More
6. The Durability of Autocracy

6. The Durability of Autocracy  

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

in Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

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Nov 2019
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860515
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820819.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198820819
This chapter identifies sources of authoritarian durability. To maintain a firm grip on power, authoritarian regimes must maintain some support among three primary constituencies: the ... More
5. Democracies

5. Democracies  

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán

in Comparative Politics (5th edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860355
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820604.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198820604
This chapter examines the key features of modern democracy, as well as its origins. It first explains what democracy means in the field of comparative politics, before discussing different ... More
6. Authoritarian Regimes

6. Authoritarian Regimes  

Natasha Lindstaedt

in Comparative Politics (5th edn)

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Apr 2020
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Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860355
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820604.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198820604
For many years, the concept of an authoritarian regime was considered to be one large category, with little understanding of how these regimes differed. The study of authoritarian regimes ... More
7. Authoritarian Instability and Breakdown

7. Authoritarian Instability and Breakdown  

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

in Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

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Nov 2019
Published Online: 
Aug 2020
eISBN: 
9780191860515
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198820819.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198820819
This chapter details the factors that increase the prospects of authoritarian regime failure. In-depth accounts of the downfall of specific authoritarian regimes show that it is most often ... More

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