Competitive authoritarianism in Africa revisited

TitleCompetitive authoritarianism in Africa revisited
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsBogaards, M., and Sebastian Elischer
Journal titleZeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft
Year2015
Pages5-18
Volume10
Issue1
Abstract

Competitive authoritarianism has emerged as a major concept in the study of political regimes. The introduction of this special issue revisits Levitsky and Way’s seminal study Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War. Although Africa is the world region with the highest absolute number of competitive authoritarian regimes, political scientists working on Africa have rarely engaged with Levitsky and Way’s modern classic. In this introduction, we summarize their arguments, outline the empirical findings for Africa, and review the critiques. In doing so we provide the background for the contributions to this special issue.

DOI10.1007/s12286-015-0257-6
Publisher linkhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12286-015-0257-6
Unit: 
Department of Political Science
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