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dc.contributor.authorTreisman, Danielen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:16:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:16:46Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-266-5en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54043-
dc.description.abstractWhat explains the divergent political paths that the post-communist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have followed since the fall of the Berlin Wall? While some appear today to be consolidated democracies, others have all the features of consolidated autocracy. This study reviews the patterns of change and examines correlates of progress towards democracy. Variation across post-communist countries in the degree of democracy twenty years after the start of transition can be parsimoniously explained by two variables: the length of time the country spent under a communist regime and - within the former Soviet Union, but not Eastern Europe - the proportion of Muslim adherents in the population.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,31en_US
dc.subject.jelP36en_US
dc.subject.jelP26en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.jelP48en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddemocracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpost-communismen_US
dc.subject.keywordIslamen_US
dc.titleTwenty years of political transitionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636510603en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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