volatility in authoritarianregimes is extremely limited due to the fact that so far, the students of voter volatility excluded authoritarianregimes from their samples at the stage of case selection.
However, our understanding of electoral authoritarianregimes is bound to remain profoundly incomplete
The optimism that once accompanied the third wave of democratisation has given way to the realisation that many authoritarianregimes have found the means to resist and counter democratisation. 1 This has led to a proliferation of scholarship on the design, durability
Belarus is a special case among the post-Soviet countries in Europe. In contrast to the democratic (Baltic States) or semi-democratic (Russia, Moldova or Ukraine) tendencies in other countries, Belarus has been characterized as a fully-fledged authoritarianregime personified in
political discrimination against non-religious minorities. In this context, this article will investigate the puzzling relationship between religious minorities, economic discrimination, and authoritarianregimes by answering the following question: why is economic discrimination against religious
Security Sector Reform in authoritarianregimes: The OSCE experience of police assistance programming in Central Asia David Lewis 1 Since 2002 the OSCE has been engaged in a variety of programmes to help reform the security sectors of Central Asian states. 2 The OSCE Centre in Bishkek has
authoritarianregimes breed such responsible civil society?
An important literature on Russian civil society already discusses its evolution, challenges, and prospects under Putin.
In particular, scholars show how Putin’s regime skillfully uses a mixture of coercive and channeling strategies to direct
* The author wishes to thank two anonymous reviewers and the editor for their suggestions, which helped to improve the draft.
Managing national political elites is one of the most important tasks faced by any authoritarianregime. After all, in electoral authoritarian systems, the very
The protests that swept the Arab region in the beginning of 2011 posed a major challenge to elites in many authoritarianregimes. Nonetheless, some countries have experienced only limited protests. Besides other strategies, co-optation has been brought up by scholars as an
need not translate into chaos or even instability.
The literature on authoritarianregime transition in various parts of the world often focuses on regime change—that is, a structural shift from one system to another (typically the transformation from an authoritarian or totalitarian political system