What Makes Military Dictators Transition Out of Dictatorships?

Frequent leadership cycles are common in dictatorships. Historically, military dictators, whose power is derived from the armed forces, have been...

Are Economic Elites Anti-Democratic? Why Economic Elites May Support Democratization

Are economic elites always anti-democratic? Not in some contexts. Structural changes in the Bolivian economy cultivated a new set of...

The Institutional Design of Sustainable Democracy

A durable democracy, which would sustain a functioning market economy, requires institutional restrictions on the ability of democratically elected officials to set policies.

The Politics of Economic Growth and Stability

Legislative oversight is more significant to economic and political stability than electoral accountability.

Beyond “soft” issues: The Women’s Caucus of Kosovo speaks up

Ms. Teuta Sahatqija is President of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus, comprised of female members of Parliament from all parties promoting...

Testing Recipes for Regime Change

Authors examine socioeconomic and political factors that make countries more likely to experience regime change