Patterns of competitive authoritarianism in the Western Balkans

Written by Florian Bieber 11 May 2018

"The countries of the Western Balkans during the 1990s were dominated by competitive authoritarian regimes that combined multi-party elections with nationalist rhetoric and the privatisation of the state to affiliated business interests… This article will argue that the current competitive authoritarian systems … are structurally different from those of the 1990s" (Bieber 2018).

Publisher: East European Politics

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Categories: Paper, Authoritarianism, Liberal Democracy