Variation in Institutional Strength

  title={Variation in Institutional Strength},
  author={Steven Levitsky and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Murillo},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
Comparative research on political institutions has begun to turn from issues of formal institutional design to issues of institutional strength. Rather than assuming a tight fit between formal rules and political behavior, these studies examine how variation in the stability and/or enforcement of formal rules shapes actors' expectations and behavior. This article explores the emerging research agenda on institutional strength. It disaggregates the concept of institutional strength into two… 

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