Democracy and dictatorship revisited

  title={Democracy and dictatorship revisited},
  author={Jos{\'e} Antonio Cheibub and Jennifer Gandhi and James Raymond Vreeland},
  journal={Public Choice},
We address the strengths and weaknesses of the main available measures of political regime and extend the dichotomous regime classification first introduced in Alvarez et al. (Stud. Comp. Int. Dev. 31(2):3–36, 1996). This extension focuses on how incumbents are removed from office. We argue that differences across regime measures must be taken seriously and that they should be evaluated in terms of whether they (1) serve to address important research questions, (2) can be interpreted… 

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