The last part of 20th century saw the collapse of a dramatic number of dictatorships. Rather than democracy, several of these transitions brought regimes where limited political competition coexists with persistently authoritarian practices. The diffusion of this form of authoritarianism in the developing world raises several questions about its broader consequences. Most importantly, does political change short of democratization matter for ordinary citizens? Recent research demonstrates that nominally democratic institutions, even in the absence of people empowerment, can result in better living conditions. The paper adds to this debate by formulating and testing new hypotheses. I compare electoral authoritarianism with democracy and full dictatorship, including specific subtypes of the latter, and focus on both policy outputs and outcomes.
Was it worth the trouble? Limited competition and citizen well-being under authoritarian rule / A. Cassani. - In: RIVISTA ITALIANA DI SCIENZA POLITICA. - ISSN 0048-8402. - 46:1(2016), pp. 93-113.
|Titolo:||Was it worth the trouble? Limited competition and citizen well-being under authoritarian rule|
CASSANI, ANDREA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||democratization; development; Electoral authoritarianism; quantitative analysis; sociology and political science; political science and international relations|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ipo.2015.27|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|