Lecture: "Shadows of the Past: The Democratic Legacies of Authoritarian Parties"


Location: Hesburgh Center C103

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Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. A World Politics Series lecture by Allen Hicken.

The literature on party and party system institutionalization focuses on party institutionalization as a function of democratic factors. But more than half of authoritarian regimes from 1950 to 2006 had at least one political party. Hicken, drawing on a paper co-authored with Darin Self of Cornell University, investigates the extent to which the institutional environment under authoritarian rule shapes party competition and institutionalization after a democratic transition.

This lecture is part of a larger series organized by Faculty Fellows Michael Coppedge and Andrew Gould entitled “Perspectives on World Politics”. Since its inception in 2016, this series aims to spotlight the Kellogg Institute’s strength in comparative politics by featuring distinguished scholars who speak on a topic related to each year’s theme.

Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu.