Authoritarian Reversals and Democratic Consolidation

  title={Authoritarian Reversals and Democratic Consolidation},
  author={Milan W. Svolik},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={153 - 168}
  • Milan W. Svolik
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
I present a new empirical approach to the study of democratic consolidation. This approach leads to new insights into the determinants of democratic consolidation that cannot be obtained with existing techniques. I distinguish between democracies that survive because they are consolidated and those democracies that are not consolidated but survive because of some favorable circumstances. As a result, I can identify the determinants of two related yet distinct processes: the likelihood that a… 

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