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Democracies in Crisis
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6284-2591
2014 (English)In: Contemporary Politics, ISSN 1356-9775, E-ISSN 1469-3631, Vol. 20, no 4, 402-420 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main contribution of this study is to identify democracies in the world that are at risk of

becoming non-democracies. It is hypothesized that if democracies have a low level of

legitimacy and have low effectiveness, they are at risk of becoming non-democratic

regimes. These types of democracies are called weak democracies. Of the seven

democracies that are identified as weak democracies between 2000 and 2010, the weakest of

them, Mali, has already fallen. However, looking at the results of this study, it is not

surprising that the democratic regime in Mali fell. The other six countries that are identified

as weak democracies are Benin, Mongolia, Lesotho, El Salvador, Belize, and Mexico. The

democratic regimes in these six weak democracies should be observed in more detail in the

future to predict whether they are close to falling and losing their democratic institutions, or

whether they will recover and no longer be weak democracies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 20, no 4, 402-420 p.
Keyword [en]
democracies in crisis, weak democracies, legitimacy, effectiveness, quality of democracy, transition, risk
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-23397DOI: 10.1080/13569775.2014.969122ISI: 000344371200002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84911994166OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-23397DiVA: diva2:761964
Available from: 2014-11-10 Created: 2014-11-10 Last updated: 2015-01-02Bibliographically approved

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