Successful and Failed Episodes of Democratization: Conceptualization, Identification, and Description

@article{Lindberg2018SuccessfulAF,
  title={Successful and Failed Episodes of Democratization: Conceptualization, Identification, and Description},
  author={Staffan I. Lindberg and Patrik Lindenfors and Anna L{\"u}hrmann and Laura Maxwell and Juraj Medzihorsky and Richard J. Morgan and Matthew Charles Wilson},
  journal={PSN: Regime Transitions (Topic)},
  year={2018}
}
What explains successful democratization? Answering this requires that researchers identify not only countries that successfully transitioned to democracy, but also those that began to liberalize—that initiated institutional reforms that move it towards democracy—but failed to transition. In this paper, we propose a solution that allows researchers more fully to capture the liberalization period and then classify these episodic events according to their outcome: successful, failed, or censored… Expand
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