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Explaining Ethnicity
Although scholars often treat “ethnicity” as one of the most important phenomena in politics, nothing close to a consensus has emerged about not only what its effects are but also what it is.Expand
Explaining Machine Politics in Russia's Regions: Economy, Ethnicity, and Legacy
A political scientist and specialist on Russian electoral and ethnic politics provides an explanation of machine politics in Russia's regions that accounts for the great variation in the power ofExpand
The Parade of Sovereignties: Testing Theories of Secession in the Soviet Setting
  • H. Hale
  • Political Science
  • British Journal of Political Science
  • 1 January 2000
This article asks why some ethnically distinct regions fight fiercely to secede while others struggle to save the same multinational state. It tests competing explanations using a new datasetExpand
Regime Cycles: Democracy, Autocracy, and Revolution in Post-Soviet Eurasia
Research on regime change has often wound up chasing events in the post-Soviet world because it has frequently assumed that regime change, if not simple instability, implies a trajectory toward aExpand
Divided We Stand: Institutional Sources of Ethnofederal State Survival and Collapse
Federal states in which component regions are invested with distinct ethnic content are more likely to collapse when they contain a core ethnic region, a single ethnic region enjoying pronouncedExpand
Regime Change Cascades: What We Have Learned from the 1848 Revolutions to the 2011 Arab Uprisings
Works on the 1848 revolutions, 1989 collapse of European communism, 1998–2005 postcommunist color revolutions, and 2011 Arab uprisings frequently cross-reference each other, implying what is calledExpand
Response to Lucan Way review of Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective
  • H. Hale
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 31 October 2014
1. Introduction 2. Patronal politics and the great power of expectations 3. A patronal-politics reinterpretation of Eurasian history 4. Constitutions, elections, and regime dynamics 5. The emergenceExpand
Democracy or autocracy on the march? The colored revolutions as normal dynamics of patronal presidentialism
Abstract What impact have Eurasia's 2003–2005 “colored revolutions” had on the state of democracy and autocracy in the region? The logic of patronal presidentialism, a set of institutions common toExpand
Three dilemmas of hybrid regime governance: Russia from Putin to Putin
This article investigates how hybrid regimes supply governance by examining a series of dilemmas (involving elections, the mass media, and state institutions) that their rulers face. The authorsExpand