Economic Performance, Institutional Intermediation, and Democratic Survival

  title={Economic Performance, Institutional Intermediation, and Democratic Survival},
  author={Michael Bernhard and Timothy Nordstrom and Christopher Reenock},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={775 - 803}
The breakdown of democracies has long been associated with poor economic performance. This study attempts to determine whether different configurations of democratic institutions can mediate the effects of poor economic performance. Using an original data set that includes all democracies from the period 1919 to 1995, we use continuous-time duration analysis to test hypotheses derived from the literature on democratization. Specifically, we test the interaction of party system and the… Expand
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