Authoritarian Reversals and Democratic Consolidation

@article{Svolik2008AuthoritarianRA,
  title={Authoritarian Reversals and Democratic Consolidation},
  author={Milan W. Svolik},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={102},
  pages={153 - 168}
}
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… Expand
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