A Duration Analysis of Democratic Transitions and Authoritarian Backslides

@article{Alemn2011ADA,
  title={A Duration Analysis of Democratic Transitions and Authoritarian Backslides},
  author={J. Alem{\'a}n and D. Yang},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={1123 - 1151}
}
Recent theories of political development have emphasized redistributive demands as the main drivers of democratic transitions and consolidation. The authors employ Cox duration models to evaluate a number of economic, institutionalist, and sociological theories of regime transition, using global data from 1970 to 1999. This study suggests that demands for redistribution are insufficient explanators of political transitions. The authors find that transitions to democracy depend primarily on a… Expand
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