Asymmetrical Constraints on Democratic Regime Types: A Comparative Study

  title={Asymmetrical Constraints on Democratic Regime Types: A Comparative Study},
  author={J{\o}rgen M{\o}ller and Michael Aagaard Seeberg and Svend-Erik Skaaning},
  journal={Political Methods: Quantitative Methods eJournal},
In two recent retrospectives – marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Transitions From Authoritarian Rule – Philippe Schmitter and Guillermo O’Donnell argue that the easy spread of democracy in the latest decades has much to do with its bare-bones character. Based on these interventions and on other recent contributions, we pose three interrelated propositions: First, structural factors today impact the level of democracy more when it is understood in a relatively ‘thin… 
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