Democratization and Competitive Authoritarianism in Africa by Matthijs Bogaards, Sebastian Elischer

By Matthijs Bogaards, Sebastian Elischer

The unique factor revisits Levitsky and Way’s seminal learn on aggressive Authoritarianism (2010). The contributions by means of North American, eu, and African students deepen our realizing of the emergence, trajectories, and results of hybrid regimes around the African continent.

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The boldface cases in Group IV are CA regimes not identi¿ed in the original work. Group I (CA and “Partly Free”) was expected to achieve the highest level of agreement between the original authors’ coding and our test group, however the results demonstrate the signi¿cant challenges faced in engaging with the model. Of the seven cases in this group, I found only three (Ghana, Mozambique and Senegal) that fell clearly into the CA classi¿cation. Three others were found to be at or below the standard of CA (Gabon, Kenya and Zimbabwe) while one (Madagascar) was deemed at or above CA status.

Http://www. html. 13. Cooper, Laurie. 1994. IFES Technical Assistance project: Malawi ¿nal activity report. Washington, DC: IFES. Englund, Harri, 2002a. A democracy of chameleons: Politics and culture in the new Malawi. No. 14. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute. Englund, Harri. 2002b. Winning Elections, Losing Legitimacy. Multi-Partyism and the Neo-patrimonial State in Malawi. In Multi-party elections in Africa, eds. Michael Cowen, and Liisa Laakso, pp. 172– 185. Suffolk: James Currey. Gilman, Lisa.

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