Portents of Pluralism: How Hybrid Regimes Affect Democratic Transitions

  title={Portents of Pluralism: How Hybrid Regimes Affect Democratic Transitions},
  author={Jason Brownlee},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
  • Jason Brownlee
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Political Science
  • American Journal of Political Science
The original studies of “competitive authoritarianism” and “hegemonic authoritarianism” inspected the occurrence of hybrid regimes during the 1990s but stopped short of testing their propensity for democratic change. This article assesses the causal effects of hybrid regimes, and the post–cold war period itself, on regime breakdown and democratization. Using a dataset of 158 regimes from 1975 to 2004, and a discrete measure for transitions to electoral democracy, I find that competitive… Expand

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