The Institutional Turn in Comparative Authoritarianism

@article{Pepinsky2014TheIT,
  title={The Institutional Turn in Comparative Authoritarianism},
  author={Thomas B. Pepinsky},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={631-653}
}
  • Thomas B. Pepinsky
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • British Journal of Political Science
  • The institutional turn in comparative authoritarianism has generated wide interest. This article reviews three prominent books on authoritarian institutions and their central theoretical propositions about the origins, functions and effects of dominant party institutions on authoritarian rule. Two critical perspectives on political institutions, one based on rationalist theories of institutional design and the other based on a social conflict theory of political economy, suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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