Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes

  title={Constitutions in Authoritarian Regimes},
  author={T. Ginsburg and Alberto Simpser},
  • T. Ginsburg, Alberto Simpser
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Constitutions in authoritarian regimes are often denigrated as meaningless exercises in political theater. Yet the burgeoning literature on authoritarian regimes more broadly has produced a wealth of insights into particular institutions such as legislatures, courts and elections; into regime practices such as co-optation and repression; and into non-democratic sources of accountability. In this vein, this introduction to a new edited volume explores the form and function of constitutions in… CONTINUE READING
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