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Legal-administrative responses and democratic deconsolidation

Moloney, K.ORCID: 0000-0002-2024-3339 and Krislov, S. (2016) Legal-administrative responses and democratic deconsolidation. Public Organization Review, 16 (1). pp. 17-37.

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We deepen our understanding of democratic deconsolidation by understanding the legal-administrative responses to a security crisis. We expand prior "democratic breakdown" studies through a legal-administrative review of three countries which have experienced a security crisis: Peru, South Africa, and the United States. Using Freedom House and Polity IV scores, we discuss the initial crisis and the state's legal-administrative responses. Different state responses offer a unique micro-political and administrative perspective on when, where, and why deconsolidation may or may not occur.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Global Studies
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
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