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Populism and COVID-19: How Populist Governments (Mis)Handle the Pandemic
Populist parties and actors now govern various countries around the world. Often elected by the public in times of economic crises and over the perceived failure of the elites, the question stands as
Deterring Dictatorship: Explaining Democratic Resilience since 1900
We recognize support by the Swedish Research Council, Grant 2018-01614, PI: Anna Luhrmann; by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to Wallenberg Academy Fellow Staffan I. Lindberg, Grant 2018.0144;
How (not) to measure democracy
Measures of democracy are regularly employed in the statistical analysis of economic, political, and social policy. This paper reviews the measures" setup, strength, and weaknesses across the three
Successful and Failed Episodes of Democratization: Conceptualization, Identification, and Description
What explains successful democratization? This paper makes four contributions towards providing more sophisticated answers to this question. Building on the comparative case study and large-N
How democracies prevail: democratic resilience as a two-stage process
The results suggest that democracies are more resilient when strong judicial constraints on the executive are present and democratic institutions were strong in the past, and economic development is only associated with resilience to onset of autocratization, not to resilience against breakdown once autocrats begun.
Democratic Legacies: Using Democratic Stock to Assess Norms, Growth, and Regime Trajectories
We recognize support by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to Wallenberg Academy Fellow Staffan I. Lindberg, Grant 2018.0144; by European Research Council, Grant 724191, PI: Staffan I.
Waves of autocratization and democratization: a rejoinder
ABSTRACT This is a response to Luca Tomini's “Don't think of a wave!” and Svend-Erik Skaaning's “Waves of autocratization and democratization”. With this rejoinder we make three arguments: First, the
Visualizing Authority Patterns over Space and Time
The concept of democracy is disaggregated and a multidimensional conceptualization is proposed to account for variation in institutional configurations, making it clear that political systems with a similar score along a unidimensional scale can in fact be quite distinct.
Viva la Revolución, or: Do Revolutions Lead to More Democracy?
There is a vast amount of studies on the origins of revolutions and armed conflict. However, there is no empirical analysis of the political outcome of revolutionary conflicts. A second branch of
I N S T I T U T E Empirical Dimensions of Electoral Democracy
This paper investigates conceptual ambiguities concerning the dimensionality of democracy and what it can tell us about political development. We explore variation in components of the Electoral