Changing Lanes or Stuck in the Middle: Why Are Anocracies More Prone to Civil Wars?

  title={Changing Lanes or Stuck in the Middle: Why Are Anocracies More Prone to Civil Wars?},
  author={Patrick Regan and Sam R. Bell},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={747 - 759}
Past research on regime type and civil war points to anocratic regimes as having a high probability of civil war onset. The specific characteristics of anocratic regimes that lead to their predisposition for civil war have been left unexplained. In this article, the authors examine how the transitional characteristics of anocracy explain the enhanced risk of civil war onset. The results point to three important conclusions. First, anocratic regimes are most likely to experience civil war in the… 

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