Can Historical Institutionalism be Applied to Political Regime Development in Africa?

@article{Erdmann2011CanHI,
  title={Can Historical Institutionalism be Applied to Political Regime Development in Africa?},
  author={G. Erdmann and A. Stroh and Sebastian Elischer},
  journal={Political Institutions: Parties},
  year={2011}
}
Historical institutionalism has been used to explain the emergence of democracy and dicta‐ torship in various regions of the world, but not applied to political development in Africa. Based on the recently refined concepts of historical institutionalism, the aim of this study is to provide a framework for the analysis of the various regime types that have been estab‐ lished in Africa during the last two decades: democratic, hybrid and authoritarian. Surpris‐ ingly little effort has been… Expand
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