Steven Levitsky, "Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War (Problems of International Politics)"
English | ISBN 10: 0521709156 | 2010 | PDF | 536 pages | 5.8 MB
Competitive authoritarian regimes - in which autocrats submit to meaningful multiparty elections but engage in serious democratic abuse - proliferated in the post-Cold War era. Based on a detailed study of 35 cases in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and post-communist Eurasia, this book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes between 1990 and 2008. It finds that where social, economic, and technocratic ties to the West were extensive, as in Eastern Europe and the Americas, the external cost of abuse led incumbents to cede power rather than crack down, which led to democratization.