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The importance of regime similarity to explain democratic diffusion

Goldring, Edward and Chestnut Greitens, Sheena (2019) The importance of regime similarity to explain democratic diffusion. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Jun 2019). Blog Entry.

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Studies of democratic diffusion have generally emphasised the role of geography in explaining waves of democratisation. Edward Goldring and Sheena Chestnut Greitens show that regime type has been significantly under-appreciated. Dictatorships often break down and even democratise along networks of similar regimes rather than via geographical proximity. Their work has important implications for questions of authoritarian survival and durability, as well as understanding the diffusion of political phenomena across the world, including in the UK.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2021 15:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:51

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