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No Representation without Taxation ? Rents , development and democracy
It is widely thought that oil and democracy do not mix. Rentier states, it is argued, need not tax their citizens, thus breaking a crucial link between citizens and their governments, and dimming theExpand
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Economic Crisis and Political Regime Change: An Event History Analysis
I examine the effect of economic crises on domestic political regime change. Using a statistical technique known as event history analysis and a new data set that identifies all instances of regimeExpand
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Democracy and Macroeconomic Performance in Underdeveloped Countries
In this study, the author examines how inflation and economic growth differ in more- and less-democratic regimes and in new and mature democracies. The analysis is based on a panel research designExpand
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The 1953 Coup D'Etat in Iran
In retrospect, the United States sponsored coup d'etat in Iran of August 19, 1953, has emerged as a critical event in postwar world history. The government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq whichExpand
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Conflict and Interdependence
This article investigates the relationship between interdependence and conflict, using U.S.-Warsaw Pact trade and conflict data during détente as a case study. A theoretical framework is developed inExpand
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Economic Interdependence and International Conflict: Some Cross-national Evidence
This study examines the relationship between economic interdependence and international conflict. Two schools of thought exist on this issue: some prominent writers suggest that interdependenceExpand
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An Overview of the Political Regime Change Dataset
This article describes the conceptual foundations and coding procedures used in developing the Political Regime Change Dataset. This dataset identifies the dates of transition among democratic,Expand
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The Structural Determinants of Democratic Consolidation
Democratic consolidation is the process by which a newly established democratic regime becomes sufficiently durable that a return to nondemocratic rule is no longer likely. The authors examine a wideExpand
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Institutional Design and Democratic Consolidation in the Third World
Recent scholarship on democratization has produced several dominant hypotheses concerning the role of institutional design in promoting stable democracy. This article tests these hypotheses byExpand
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