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Hybridregimer: förändrade förutsättningar för demokrati och demokratibistånd
Södertörn University College, School of Social Sciences, Political science.
2007 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 109, no 2, 133-137 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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Project Hybrid regimes has democratization and non-democratic regimes as its focus. In recent years, research has shown how a number of authoritarian regimes have adopted a blend of democracy and authoritarianism rather than converting outright to full democracy. A country might for instance hold free elections but show little regard for the political and human rights of citizens. Project collaborators are operating on the premise that this type of blended or hybrid regime constitutes a distinct regime type alongside democracies, full authoritarian regimes, or totalitarian governments. They seek to explore the question of whether outside aid from full democracies can aid hybrid regimes in converting into full democracies. While the number of democratic governments around the world has increased in recent years, researchers have noted that hybrid regimes often resist efforts on the part of foreign democratic organizations to aid them toward a process of greater democratization. Citing the case of post-Soviet countries, and the Ukraine, the authors question the widely held perception by researchers that countries possessing a blend of democratic and authoritarian elements are at a transition point on the way to full democratization and that non-democratic elements of their governments merely constitute temporary setbacks. The authors, noting that heads of such regimes resist full democracy because they aren't prepared to accept challenges to their political power, argue for a new for the recognition of a new, lasting hybrid type of government characterized by elements of both democracy and authoritarianism. Adapted from the source document.

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2007. Vol. 109, no 2, 133-137 p.
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Democratization, Democracy, Political Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6829OAI: diva2:404445
Available from: 2011-03-17 Created: 2011-03-17 Last updated: 2011-03-17Bibliographically approved

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