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Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War
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
Elections Without Democracy: The Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism
The post–Cold War world has been marked by the proliferation of hybrid political regimes. In different ways, and to varying degrees, polities across much of Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia,
International Linkage and Democratization
This article presents a new framework for understanding the role of international factors in post-Cold War regime change.We treat the post­Cold War international environment as operating along two
Linkage versus Leverage: Rethinking the International Dimension of Regime Change
Studies of regime change since the cold war have drawn considerable attention to the "international dimension" of democratization.1 Scholars have pointed to diverse forms of external influence,
The Real Causes of the Color Revolutions
  • L. Way
  • Political Science
  • 23 July 2008
Analysis of the second wave of democratic transition in Eastern and Central Europe’s “color revolutions” has tended to focus on causal variables such as regional diffusion, leadership strategy, and
Authoritarian State Building and the Sources of Regime Competitiveness in the Fourth Wave: The Cases of Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine
  • L. Way
  • Political Science
  • 20 October 2005
This article explores the sources of regime competitiveness in the post–cold war era through a structured comparison of regime trajectories in Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine, for the period
Ukraine’s Orange Revolution: Kuchma’s Failed Authoritarianism
  • L. Way
  • Political Science
  • 19 April 2005
Abstract:While most accounts of the orange revolution have focused on the truly remarkable display of mass protest, there is another side to the orange revolution that has received much less
Democracy's Past and Future: Why Democracy Needs a Level Playing Field
Abstract:In some countries, democratic competition is undermined less by electoral fraud or repression than by a skewed playing field—unequal access to state institutions, resources, and the media.