Perpetually “partly free”: lessons from post-soviet hybrid regimes on backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe

  title={Perpetually “partly free”: lessons from post-soviet hybrid regimes on backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe},
  author={Eleanor Knott},
  journal={East European Politics},
  pages={355 - 376}
  • Eleanor Knott
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • East European Politics
ABSTRACT This article discusses the lessons that can be drawn from post-Soviet experiences of democratisation in hybrid regimes for debates on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) “democratic backsliding”. Focusing on Moldova and Ukraine, the article investigates the ebb and flow of post-Soviet democratisation in hybrid regimes. It explores factors that have hindered democratisation, namely state and media capture by business-political interests, and factors that have hindered authoritarian… Expand
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