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Introduction

  • Gero Erdmann
  • Marianne Kneuer

Abstract

For a quarter of a century the transition from authoritarian rule figured very prominently on the Political Science research agenda. The reverse process – the transition from democracy – was largely ignored. This issue attempts to redress the balance, a choice for which there are a number of good reasons. It will address the regression of democracy – which might be a loss of democratic quality, a decline into a hybrid regime or a breakdown into an outright dictatorship.

Keywords

Liberal Democracy Authoritarian Regime Party System Qualitative Comparative Analysis Authoritarian Rule 
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  • Gero Erdmann
  • Marianne Kneuer

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