Comparing political regimes : a thematic introduction to comparative politics / Alan Siaroff.

"Comparing Political Regimes provides a comprehensive assessment of the world?s political systems by outlining and contrasting the aspects of four different regime types: liberal democracies, electoral democracies, semi-liberal autocracies, and closed autocracies."

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Main Author: Siaroff, Alan (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
Edition:Third edition.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Development and Political Development
  • 3. State Effectiveness and Political Economy
  • 4. Electoral Democracies, Liberal Democracies, and Autocracies
  • 5. Factors Conducive to Democracy
  • 6. Institutional Variations of Democracies
  • 7. Electoral Systems, Party Systems, and Government Formations in Democracies
  • 8. Overall Centralization versus Decentralization in Democracies
  • 9. Varieties of Autocracies: Totalitarianism, Sultanism, and Authoritarianism
  • 10. Democratic Transitions, Consolidations, and Breakdowns
  • 11. Postscript: Democracies and Autocracies in the Future.