Social Revolution and Authoritarian Durability

  title={Social Revolution and Authoritarian Durability},
  author={Jean Lachapelle and Steven Lucan A. Levitsky and Lucan Ahmad Way and Adam E. Casey},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={557 - 600}
abstract:This article explores the causes of authoritarian durability. Why do some authoritarian regimes survive for decades, often despite severe crises, while others collapse quickly, even absent significant challenges? Based on an analysis of all authoritarian regimes between 1900 and 2015, the authors argue that regimes founded in violent social revolution are especially durable. Revolutionary regimes, such as those in Russia, China, Cuba, and Vietnam, endured for more than half a century… Expand

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