Autocratic Breakdown and Regime Transitions: A New Data Set

  title={Autocratic Breakdown and Regime Transitions: A New Data Set},
  author={Barbara Geddes and Joseph G Wright and Erica Frantz},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={313 - 331}
When the leader of an autocratic regime loses power, one of three things happens. The incumbent leadership group is replaced by democratically elected leaders. Someone from the incumbent leadership group replaces him, and the regime persists. Or the incumbent leadership group loses control to a different group that replaces it with a new autocracy. Much scholarship exists on the first kind of transition, but little on transitions from one autocracy to another, though they make up about half of… 
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