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Varieties of Clientelism: Machine Politics During Elections

October 2010

Clientelist parties (or political machines) engage in a variety of strategies during elections.

No Picnic: The Dynamics of Culture in the Contemporary Arab World

August 2010

An Abstract All too frequently, students of democracy and democratization view the politics they analyze exclusively through the prism of constitutions, elections, and political actors.

Youth Movements in Post-Communist Societies: A Model of Nonviolent Resistance

June 2009

Over the past decade, the rise of youth movements applying nonviolent methods of resistance against autocratic incumbents occurred in the post-Soviet region.

Azerbaijan's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition

September 2008

The 2005 elections in Azerbaijan qualify as a failed transition from authoritarianism to democracy.

Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Development: Poland 1980-1989

July 2008

The case of Poland in the 1980s is an example of a successful democratic breakthrough with the endpoint defined, for the purposes of this paper, as the election of Tadeusz Mazowiecki­a Catholic...

If At First You Don't Succeed: The Puzzle of South Korea's Democratic Transition

July 2008

In October 1979, the conditions were ripe for a transition to democracy in South Korea, also known as the Republic of Korea (ROK).

Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan

June 2008

How might China become a democracy? And what lessons, if any, might Taiwan's experience of democratization hold for China's future?

The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

January 2008

In his new book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World (Times Books 2008), Larry Diamond intensely scrutinizes the global effort on democracy promotion....

Morocco's Elections: The Limits of Limited Reforms

January 2008

Morocco's experience suggests that expanded political liberty, especially freedom of association, can facilitate the emergence of multiple versions of political Islam, reducing the salience of a...

Small Democratic Step

December 2007

Excerpt For the last eight years of Vladimir Putin's presidency, friends of mine who either worked for or were simply sympathetic to the Kremlin have argued at various times that Russia was a ...

Media Freedom, Bureaucratic Incentives, and the Resource Curse

December 2006

How can a non-democratic ruler provide proper incentives for state bureaucracy?

Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico

September 2006

This book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), one of the most resilient autocratic regimes in the twentieth century.

Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and its Demise in Mexico

September 2006

This book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), one of the most resilient autocratic regimes in the twentieth century.

Democratization in Postcommunist Europe: Illiberal Regimes and the Leverage of International Actors

September 2006

The European Union (EU) may be presiding over the most successful democracy promotion program ever implemented by an international actor.

Scientization: Making a World Safe for Organization

July 2006

All around the world, societies are experiencing an explosion of organizations and organizing: community clubs, religious groups, social movements, as well as schools, hospitals, businesses and...

Defining and Domesticating the Electoral Model: A Comparison of Slovakia and Serbia

May 2006

The transitions to democracy in the postcommunist region over the past decade and one-half share a common dynamic, featuring the interaction between two sets of factors.

2006 Mexican Elections: A Challenge for Democracy

May 2006

This coming July, Mexicans will not only have the chance to democratically elect a president, but more importantly, they will have the opportunity to endorse democracy.

Stabilizing Iraq: Options for Democracy, Security, and Development

May 2006

In March 2006, Stanford University's Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) brought together 25 leading scholars and policymakers to discuss the political, security, and...

Chinese Dreams, Persian Realities

December 2005

he mid-2005 election of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as Iran's new president left those committed to democratic change in the country feeling shocked and disappointed.

From Democracy to Democratization and Back: Before Transitions from Authoritarian Rule

December 2005

The paper examines the contributions of scholars of transitions by illuminating, first, key shifts in our theoretical understanding that occurred with the publication of Transitions from...

What Causes Democracy?

December 2005

The question of "what a democracy is - and is not," to borrow a well-known title, should rather be understood as falling along a continuum.

Revolving Gridlock: Politics And Policy from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush (Transforming American Politics)

July 2005

Despite the early prospects for bipartisan unity on terrorism initiatives, government gridlock continues on most major issues in the wake of the 2004 elections.

What Democracy Assistance Is and Is Not

January 2005

Events in Ukraine have inspired most people living in the free world.

Putin and the 'Delegative Democracy' Trap: Evidence from Russia's 2003-04 Elections

October 2004

Three experts on Russian elections analyze the surprising degree to which Russian voters supported their leaders, especially Putin, in the December 2003 Duma elections and the March 2004...

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Tesalia Rizzo Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Eloise Duvillier Program Manager, Project on Democracy and the Internet, Stanford PACS
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