PLSC 2013 Nondemocratic Regimes Lecture

illiberalhybrid regimes possess democratic mechanisms

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Unformatted text preview: Republic of Congo) ! Military Rule • Relatively recent development • Military seizes control of state: coup d’etat • Often justified as a temporary move • Often lacks a specific ideology • Bureaucratic authoritarianism: state bureaucracy and military support “rational” authoritarian rule as opposed to “emotional” democracy • ◦Many of these nondemocratic regimes transitioned to democracy, but not all (Russia) ! ! ! One- Party Rule • Single political party monopolizes power, and other parties banned or excluded from power • Party incorporates people into politics, though still...
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