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Classifying political regimes

  • Mike Alvarez
  • José Antonio Cheibub
  • Fernando Limongi
  • Adam Przeworski
Development Theory

Abstract

This study presents a classification of political regimes as democracies and dictatorships for a set of 141 countries between 1950 or the year of independence and 1990. It improves existing classifications by a better grounding in political theory, an exclusive reliance on observables rather than on subjective judgements, an explicit distinction between systematic and random errors, and a more extensive coverage.

Keywords

Comparative International Development Chief Executive Civil Liberty Authoritarian Regime Political Regime 
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  • Mike Alvarez
  • José Antonio Cheibub
  • Fernando Limongi
  • Adam Przeworski

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