A two-step theory and test of the oil curse: the conditional effect of oil on democratization

@article{Houle2018ATT,
  title={A two-step theory and test of the oil curse: the conditional effect of oil on democratization},
  author={Christian Houle},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2018},
  volume={25},
  pages={404 - 421}
}
  • C. Houle
  • Published 3 April 2018
  • Political Science
  • Democratization
ABSTRACT Does oil impede democratization? This article posits that in order to understand the effect of oil on democratization one has to decompose the transition process into two steps: (1) the ending of the authoritarian regime, which initiates the process; and (2) the subsequent establishment of a democracy rather than an autocracy. I argue that oil has different effects on the two phases of the transition process: while oil has contradictory effects on the likelihood that an authoritarian… 
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