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Democratisation in the Maghreb$
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J.N.C. Hill

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474408974

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.001.0001

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Levitsky and Way and Competitive Authoritarianism: Leverage, Linkage and Organisational Power

Levitsky and Way and Competitive Authoritarianism: Leverage, Linkage and Organisational Power

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(p.9) 1 Levitsky and Way and Competitive Authoritarianism: Leverage, Linkage and Organisational Power
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Democratisation in the Maghreb
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J.N.C. Hill

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.003.0002

This chapter charts and explains Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way’s celebrated model for explaining regime transition. It is divided into four sections. The first provides an overview of the dimensions of leverage, linkage and organisational power focusing, in particular, on the inter-play between them; how the strength of one renders the others more or less important. The second section examines the dimension of leverage – the principal ways in which it is exercised and how it is quantified – and defines a Black Knight patron (what a state or regime must do to qualify as one). The third section examines the dimension of linkage; the main forms it takes and how its strength is measured and categorised. And the fourth section examines organisational power; the state and other structures on which it is based.

Keywords:   Levitsky and Way, Competitive authoritarianism, Regime transition, Democratisation, Authoritarianism, Linkage, Leverage, Organisational power

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