State capacity and the resilience of electoral authoritarianism: Conceptualizing and measuring the institutional underpinnings of autocratic power

@article{Hanson2018StateCA,
  title={State capacity and the resilience of electoral authoritarianism: Conceptualizing and measuring the institutional underpinnings of autocratic power},
  author={Jonathan K. Hanson},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={39},
  pages={17 - 32}
}
  • Jonathan K. Hanson
  • Published 1 January 2018
  • Political Science
  • International Political Science Review
This article discusses three main challenges to gaining a better understanding of whether state capacity contributes to the resilience of electoral authoritarian regimes. First, the concept of state capacity is multi-dimensional and can be entangled with regime organizational structures. Second, there is a range of different mechanisms through which elections may draw upon capacity in these different dimensions to affect authoritarian resilience. Third, good indicators of the dimensions of… 

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