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dc.contributor.advisorKern, Andreas
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-22T14:41:41Z
dc.date.available2018-06-22T14:41:41Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2018
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_1050864.tar;APT-ETAG: d74617c969b91bb1f6def22bd665f223; APT-DATE: 2019-03-28_15:03:21en_US
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.
dc.description.abstractContemporary events suggest that stable democracies are “backsliding” into authoritarianism.
dc.description.abstractThis doesn’t mean they will become authoritarian states, but
dc.description.abstractthat their democratic institutions are weakening. However, due to the novelty
dc.description.abstractof the problem, the scholarly literature has yet to rigorously investigate the
dc.description.abstracttrend. This paper seeks to establish a research agenda for within-regime democratic
dc.description.abstractbacksliding. We examine the existing literature on democratic breakdown,
dc.description.abstractconsolidation, and transition in order to identify plausible explanations for the
dc.description.abstractphenomenon, and we quantitatively test these theories to highlight promising
dc.description.abstractdirections for future research. We utilize data from the Quality of Government,
dc.description.abstractGlobal Terrorism Database, AidData, and SIPRI to assess the applicability of
dc.description.abstractthe (1) redistribution, (2) demographic, (3) state legitimacy, and (4) international
dc.description.abstractinfluence models of democratic breakdown. Our results show that an aging population,
dc.description.abstracta weak middle class, terrorism attacks, and high state-level financial
dc.description.abstractliabilities best explain backsliding.
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dc.format.extent50 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Management
dc.subject.lcshPolitical Science
dc.subject.lcshPublic policy
dc.subject.otherPolitical science
dc.subject.otherPublic policy
dc.titleThe Return of History: A New Wave of Democratic Backsliding
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